Some time ago, I heard about a town on the East Coast that does a chowder festival. Here’s how it works: you purchase a ticket and with the ticket you get a spoon. You then are able to enter the festival and at every booth you get a cup of their best chowder and then you can taste each rendition.
Here are some of the selections: shrimp, clam, lobster, corn and even dessert chowders. I thought that sounded like fun.
You can go around selecting and tasting any you desire and decide then which are NOT GOOD, which are OKAY, and which ones are TRULY GOOD. Now as you amble through the festival you can skip some of them. But if you decide to pass on one, you might miss the very best chowder of the century. The only way to know for sure is to taste and then you can see which is the best.
Today we look at a passage from Psalm 34:7-10. It says, “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”
“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” The only way to know God’s goodness is to have an encounter with Him. The only way to experience the true taste of the amazing, is to know Christ. But if you decide to pass on Him, you will be missing not just the best of the century, you will miss eternity. It is the saddest decision in all of life. Yet, today you can know Jesus. You can taste and see that He is good. Ask Him to be your Lord and Savior. He always says, “Yes.”
Jesus, today I want to taste and see that You are good. Help me to feast on Your Word so that I truly experience You.