October 11, 2017

One day in chapel as a Bible college student, I heard this verse. “O taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Psalm 34:8) I had not heard the verse before and it immediately struck me as a precious truth. Before chapel was done, this simple but profound truth was etched upon my mind, memorized and held close to my heart.

Why is it so important for you and me to be under the consistent preaching of God’s Word and for us to be reading and meditating upon it of our own accord? It is because God’s Word is sweeter than the honey and the honeycomb and much more to be desired than daily bread or possessions. 

Psalm 19:8-11

    The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart:

The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

    The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever:

The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

10    More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:

Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11    Moreover by them is thy servant warned:

And in keeping of them there is great reward.

In a world of uncertainty and confusion, the Word of God is like a compass and a road map to help us navigate a broken world and heal and direct broken hearts. The Bible is like light-house warning sailors on a treacherous sea of life where to go, what to avoid and how to live. The Word of God is a beacon of hope in the midst of so much hopelessness.

I have tasted and know the Lord has been good for me, my family and for my church. I know it is good for others if they would embrace and receive it. What a blessing to know the Lord and to be known of Him! What a blessing to be able to share this goodness with others who have experienced the corrupting influence of a tasteless world.

Many are the recipes of this fallen world that leave a bad taste in our mouths and pain in our guts. This is why we need to heed the invitation of our God. “O taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.” Are you savoring the things of God? If so, you are experiencing a life flavored with His goodness in spite of all the distasteful mess a fallen world can dish out.

Praying you are experiencing a healthy diet,

Pastor John Schofield