8O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
10The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
Taste and See!
It is easy to be utterly captivated by the things that the world has to offer. The opportunities seem to be endless. However, the Psalmist writes of things the world cannot know when he says, O taste and see that the LORD is good . . . they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
As Christians, all the delights of our God are right at our fingertips, and yet, how much time do we spend in discontentment, chasing after the delights of this world?
The world we live in is a fearful place; there seem to be dangers on every side. Man in his greed, thinks nothing of stepping on anyone who stands in his way. His lies and enticements seem almost impossible to resist. Yet, there are even greater dangers totally out of the control of mere man.
Natural disasters seem to persist on all sides. The year 2011 has been one of devastation. We have seen major earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and tornadoes, with a staggering world-wide death toll. How is one to have peace in the light of such things?
Hunger exists in all parts of this great world; people will give all that they possess for a bite of food. Even the animal kingdom is affected by the natural catastrophes that have and will continue to occur. The Psalmist reminds us, however, the young lions do lack and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
Is that really true? Yes! Our God, our Creator, understands us in ways we do not even understand ourselves. He feeds and keeps us physically, He protects us from dangers that exist all around, but even more importantly, He fills the needs of our souls! He provides what no man can! He fills our hearts and souls with the delight of fellowship with Him.
That fellowship is continually threatened by the world in which we live (including ourselves), but just think of what is yet to come! God not only saves and keeps His children, but He will safely bring them home to be with Him forever! We cannot even begin to imagine the joy that awaits us there.
Oh taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
God Bless You,