Monday, October 17, 2011

Use Your Senses

Psalm 34:8 - Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

Its undeniable that God allows us to experience Him in a very real way. In the same way we look at a delicious, medium rare steak and taste just how good it is, we can read God's word, see how good it is and be left with a "good taste in our mouths" so to speak. In the times when we are in greatest need, it is everything we need. It brings joy to our sadness. His word comforts us when we are alone. When we are thirsty, it quenches us. When we are hungry, the bread of life truly satisfies better then any normal loaf of bread.

Sometimes we mess up, but that's inevitable, because we aren't good enough. And that sin we so constantly commit leaves an unsavory foul taste in our mouths. We willingly allow things to enter our bodies that we know are not good for us. We watch T.V., we glue our faces to the computer, we make countless other decisions that may appear to be best for us, but destroy us on the inside. I'm as guilty as any other, especially with T.V. I spent a good portion of my Junior year in high school wasting my time playing video games. I chose to go after something more then I was going after God, and it's time I will never get back.  But the magnificent truth for you and I is that the taste of the word of God, the bread of life, the living water leaves us clean and satisfied no matter what other foul tasting things we have or will ever subject ourselves to.

In Matt. 4:4, Jesus tells us, "Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God".

We don't need the things we think we do. We don't need sin, we need only to "Taste and see that the Lord is good". While writing this, I almost found myself laughing at the food analogy for sin and God's word. But there is so much truth that can be taken from Psalm 34:8 for our walks with God. If we give his word a chance and investigate what the Bible says, we will be changed. Its as simple as that, just use your senses. God is good, and so is his word.

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