Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8
Today’s verse comes from the same psalm as yesterday’s verse and if you will recall we said yesterday that David wrote this psalm while on the run from Saul, who was trying to kill to David because Saul was jealous of David. When David wrote the words “taste and see that the Lord is good” he had very little actual evidence that God was good, because Saul is hunting him to try and kill him, and the man he has tried to find refuge with has turned against him and he has to play insane in order to escape. But in spite of all this David still knew that trusting God is like tasting food, it has to be done be faith. When you taste food that you have never had you have to trust that the food is not going to taste awful, and believing that God is good works the same way you have to trust that God is good even if the evidence all around is telling otherwise. That is why David ends this verse with these words: “Blessed is the one who takes refuge in him”. The word “blessed” here means “fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God”. What David is saying here is that when we have the faith to believe that God is good all the time in spite of the evidence that may be surrounding us and that when we make the decision to take refuge in God and not in man made things, then we will be blessed, meaning we will be “fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God”.