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!
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