ESV - 8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
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Hello, about your question referencing "To taste and see that The Lord is Good..." Jesus taught in many various ways, such as parables/analogies, symbolism, metaphors, etymologies--the effect or result of something--and in commandments as well. So basically there were many forms of presentation of the Gospel Truth for people's understanding levels presented. He was a Teacher of Only The Truth. Now, this "To taste and see that The Lord is good", is called a metaphor...(Kinda speaking directly in the form of flesh, if you will) for determining the understanding of it. It means to take the time to try it/sample it.. "IT" being the truth, and see how you respond to the Truth. Is it palatable to you (tasting good)? If so, won't you in turn want to share that flavor with others? Right? By that, you're then, you encourage them to try/sample the truth too, and the spreading of the Gospel has once again begun for those who haven't been encouraged to taste His Goodness of Truth! The Holy Spirit showed me, "You don't know of a lie, until you know the Truth." Would you agree that's right? We as believers in Christ Jesus are to be the Light of The World, so let us let our light shine ever so a brightly and share His Truth by being an example of all of his written truths. Plant the seeds of Truth and Father God will germinate them. He is a gentleman and does not expect more from us that we can do. Just be a seed planter and the rest is up to Him:) He knows best so it's all in His timing. :) I hope this answer brings peace and understanding to your heart :)
Trust the Lord and have confidence in Him so that as we live in His fullness we will experience His goodness in lots of exciting ways: through His word and creation, through our senses and in prayer and contemplation, as well as other people. As we worship and praise God with thankful hearts we can taste and see that the Lord is good. Jesus came so we can live life to the full!
First, see the big picture: Psalm 34 1. Bless the Lord (Psalm 34:1-3). 2. Seek the Lord (Psalm 34:4-8). 3. Fear the Lord (Psalm 34:9-16). 4. Trust the Lord (Psalm 34:7-22). 8. taste and see — try and experience. "Taste" implies feeding on the Lord through His Word and experiencing all He has for us (1 Pe. 2:3; Heb. 2:9). David discovered God's Word to be sweet (Psa. 119:103 "How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"--even though David might not have written Psalm 119, he found out that God's Word is sweet!) He then rejoices in the goodness of the LORD. "Good" in the Hebrew original means "merry, pleasant, desirable." 34:8 Taste and see Describes the act of trusting, fearing, and seeking Yahweh (compare Psalm 34:9). Those who seek the Lord discover that He not only saves and keeps but that He also satisfies (Psa. 34:8). You should know of this love so tender, Love that is steadfast, and deep, and true; Come and share in its sweetness with me, Come, and find that my Christ loves you. Refrain: O, how you’ll love Him when you know Him! Know the Christ Who died to set you free; On Calv’ry’s cross His heart was broken, Broken there for you, for me! Come, and find that you cannot fathom Love like Christ’s till you taste and see; Height and depths of the love of Jesus No man knows till it sets Him free. Refrain Father, fill my neighbors with the desire to experience Your goodness as they take refuge in You. "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him." Psalm 34:8
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