THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
One Sunday, Mom was ill and her daughter went to church with a neighbor.
When she got home, Mom asked her what the sermon was about.
Her daughter answered "Don't be scared, you'll get your quilts."
Needless to say, mom was perplexed.
Later in the day, the Pastor stopped by to visit and pray for Mom's illness.
Mom asked him what that morning's sermon was about.
He said "Be not afraid, thy Comforter is coming."
8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
God seeks to "comfort" us in our lives by His presence, protection, and provision.
I love that statement in verse 8.
"Taste" is a word used to describe a definite experience in our lives.
Once you "taste" something, it is distinctively recorded in your memory.
For instance, if I say, "apple," your mind instinctively produces a picture of the apple, the smell of it, and the "taste" of it.
(Assuming you have tasted an apple!)
Those things that taste "good" to you are recorded in the desirable section of your mind, and those things that don't taste good are recorded in the NONdesirable section.
Again, assuming you have experienced it, if I say, "sulfuric acid," your mind recalls the experience and causes you to instinctively draw back.
You recall the smell of rotten eggs, and you do not desire to experience the taste of it.
The "taste" of God is GOOD!
Once you experience Him in your life, you'll desire Him all of your life.
Those who have genuinely experienced salvation have a “taste” for MORE of God!
Now the previous leads right into verses 9-10.
God's saved people have no "want" because they are satisfied with the "taste" of HIM!
If a person truly has made the commitment that David states in verse 1, "His praise shall continually be in my mouth," then that person will not have any needs unfulfilled.
God WILL take care of His people.
Saved people may have a lot of wants and desires unfulfilled, but not any NEEDS.
Your "Comforter" is always near!