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Taste and See

Anchor Devotional - 08.16.17


“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.”

Psalm 34:8, 10

Behind our pleasant greetings and polite smiles often lies an ancient and dark question—ancient because it originated in the Garden of Eden, dark because it raises doubts about the One who loves us best of all. “Is God really good?”
Do you remember who first planted the seed of that question? It was Satan coming as a serpent to Eve (see Genesis 3). The questions that grew out of that exchange have been whispering in our hearts every generation since: “Is God really good? Does God really love me?”

The echoes of it ring in our ears when things are going wrong in our lives. A business deal goes bad, a medical report brings devastating news, or a treasured relationship is damaged. We start asking, “Did God really say…?”

When things are at their worst, when the enemy has pushed our backs up against a wall, when God seems far away, take refuge in your Savior. Eve took a taste and would see death and destruction; we are invited by the Lord of lords to “taste and see” that He is good and that truly we lack no good thing.

Scripture Focus

Psalm 34:1-14

Insight

Contrary to evidence that appears to surround us, God is here, and God is good.

Read the Bible

  • Job 7-8
  • Psalm 46
  • Luke 9