O Taste And See That The Lord Is Good

Today's Word of Encouragement from Wayne:

"O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him"

Psalm 34:8

This was, in David’s mind, the simplest, most direct, appeal to a person regarding their own entrance into ministering to the Lord in His presence. When we "taste and see that the Lord is good,’ in His presence, then we most certainly realize for our own lives the truth of "how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him."

There is a connection between tasting the goodness of God and desiring more of His presence, and God has made it this way. The proof of our tasting and seeing that the Lord is good, is that we step further and closer into His presence for more of this goodness we are tasting. It’s so blessedly simple for all of us. The apostle Peter echoed David’s words when he wrote to the body of Christ regarding our own taking up the mantle of our priesthood unto God, ministering to the Lord, writing "grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood" (1 Peter 2: 3-5).

O if only the entire body of Christ would joyfully and humbly come into obedience and understanding of this word concerning our purpose as God’s people of His presence in this world. Let us each today "taste and see that the Lord is Good" and receive the blessing of taking refuge in Him. Yes let us taste "the kindness of the Lord" so we may truly, according to this word from Peter, grow in respect to our salvation by becoming God’s "royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s Own possession" (1 Peter 2:9). Hallelujah!

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