Taste

peach on tree

One summer we spent a few days in a chalet in the Carolinas.  After a visit to a local farmer’s market, my mom showed up with a bounty of peaches.  I remember the sunniness of the kitchen as she displayed the golden-red beauties.  I took one bite and the punch of sweetness was almost overwhelming.

Taste and see that the LORD is good. (James 1:17, NLT)

Taste.

Taste.

This is so . . astonishing, really.  God asking us to taste His character.

If my character could be edible, I might not mind for someone to taste a few qualities, carefully selected.  But to taste all of me?  No way.  I would do my best “block guard” to stop someone from tasting everything about who I am.

But not God.

God has no sin.  No ashamed moments, no lapses in judgment, no cruel thoughts, no selfish ambition.  God has God-ness, also known as good-ness.

Although we throw around the word good a lot, actually only God is good (see Mark 10:18).  Goodness, all of it, is God-ness.  To taste good is to taste the very nature of God.

God is not afraid for us to encounter Him.  He knows He has no evil to conceal from us (see 1 John 1:5), and there is no gift He wants to withhold from us (see Romans 8:32).

God (and Satan) know this truth:

If you taste, you will see:

God is good.

Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! (Psalm 34:8, NLT)

 

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  1. This is incredible

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