THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A fourth-grade boy was experiencing his first summer camp.
On the second day he called home.
"Mom. Please send lots of food. Here we only get breakfast, lunch and supper!"
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Like the little boy at camp, we Christians want to taste lots of God's goodness!
In Scripture, faith is used in reference to ALL FIVE of our senses.
Hearing. "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Rom 10:17)
It is when we hear the Word of God that we are convicted of sin, convinced of a Savior, and called to make a commitment.
Sight. "Look unto me, and be ye saved..." (Isaiah 45:22)
When we look to Christ we are not only saved from eternal consequences, but we are also saved in daily application of His truths to our lives.
Smell. "All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad." (Ps 45:8)
The preciousness of God is noted by His fragrance of beauty, and His closeness is sought after in our souls.
Touch. "...touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole." (Matt 9:20-21)
When we reach out to touch Christ, that is when we are filled with the mercies that He has prepared for us.
Taste. "O taste and see that the LORD is good..." (Psalm 34:8)
By taste, Christ is made the food of our souls.
We receive Him into ourselves and this brings true enjoyment and satisfaction to life.
Let us utilize ALL of our senses to realize the purity, wonder and majesty of our God.
Then we shall be "blessed" - blissfully happy - in sweet communion with Him.