“Taste and See”
“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” Psalm 34:8. Yes, I know that tastes change, but I really wish I could go back in time and stop my child-self from picking the “black things” out of various cream-of-mushroom casseroles that my mother made. I love mushrooms today, but I had to ‘taste and see’ them first. I could have just stayed content that I didn’t like them—and that is what many do with the LORD. Even if we’re told that we’re blessed to take refuge in Him, many believe they’re doing well enough on their own to bring an imitation of blessing upon themselves. To need the LORD we must believe that He has something so precious that we can’t get on our own. Heaven? Either doesn’t exist or we all go there anyway—or we just cease to exist when we die. Eliminate anything God can give us and we eliminate the need for the gospel. Hey, there’s no sin anyway—so Christians are just giving meaning to His death. But, Jesus has indeed been risen. And so, why and what’s that mean for me? We must get others to taste and see that the LORD is indeed good and blesses richly. Now, if I could only get myself to try liver and lima beans!