Psalm 34:8 – “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good.”
Have you ever said, “oh no I’m too full I couldn’t eat another bite. Everything was wonderful but I just can’t eat anymore.” That happens a lot during the holiday season with Christmas and Thanksgiving or even with New Year’s celebrations. We eat and we eat and we eat. We indulge on the meats and that main dishes and then we dive into desert. Inevitably someone says “here try this”, and a lot of times the response is “oh I can’t, I couldn’t eat anything else I’m just to full.”
I wonder if that doesn’t happen spiritually as well. We partake of things and we get filled up until we can’t hold anything else. The Bible says, “taste and see that the Lord is good.” But are we too full to do that?
Certainly the world says “I am full. I am full of my way of life, I am full of my success, I am full.” Maybe they are filled up with their accomplishments, maybe they are filled up with sin, maybe they are just filled up with self, but the response of the world to Psalm 34:8 is usually “no thank you I’m full.” Of course sometimes its not a “no thank you” sometimes it is a I don’t want anything to do with that. Many times however the world just says no thank you to Jesus, because they are just to full.
The question for Christ-followers though has to be, what about us? Do we get so filled up with things that we don’t have room for Jesus. “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” We would never say it but maybe our response is I’m just too full, I don’t have time. I’m just too full, the sins of the world have taken over. I’m just too full look at all I’ve done. We would never say it but maybe our pride, our busyness, our flesh, or our selfishness gets in the way of us really tasting and seeing that the Lord is good.
When that happens we miss out. We don’t miss out on our salvation, I’m not suggesting that we could lose that, but we miss out on time with Jesus. We miss out on communing with the God of the universe. We miss out on walking with Him and talking with Him. We miss out on so much. Taste and see that the Lord is good, don’t fill yourself up with the things of the world or with busyness or with your sin or with your selfishness (its a temptation that hits all of us), but really taste and see that the Lord is good. After all the Bible gives us a wonderful promise, “those who hunger and thirst after righteousness will be filled.”