Bible Ballistics: BBs #339   Have A Taste!!!


O taste and see that the Lord is good:

blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”   Psalm 34:8

As I sit here this morning writing this BBs, I’m a bit late, partly because I took time out for a nice breakfast with my husband. I made his favorite waffles (which are usually reserved for Saturdays) and we took some time to visit and just be together. I know that he loves waffles, but they are a special treat for both of us—me because it takes more time to make them than cereal or eggs, and Zane because he loves to eat them, but due to diabetes we don’t’ have them often. As I was cleaning up the dishes, this verse began to flow through my heart and mind—Zane (and my children when they are home) loves my homemade waffles, and he not only wants to taste them, but to feast on them whenever I’m willing to make them. I guarantee you, it I cook them—He will be there tasting and feasting on them gladly, and gratefully. Maybe the Psalmist had waffles for breakfast before reminding us of God’s great provision?

The Psalmist calls us to “taste and see that the Lord is good”! And then he reveals the resultant confidence that God will bring to the hearts and lives of those who will come to HIS table. Blessings will flow when we belong to Jesus—not necessarily material “prosperity”, but a spiritual feast that will never run dry, even in the time of drought! But we must make the choice to taste, and then recognize the call to salvation and respond in faith and surety He will save and provide for the one who “trusteth in him”!

When we come to Jesus we have the privilege of sitting at the table with Him, the honor of sharing in His very person, The Holy Spirit, who comes to dwell within the saved. He not only satisfies our “taste”, but also grants us the abundance of His presence in ways beyond measure; just as the Psalmist goes on to tell us in verses 18-19.

The Lord is nigh unto them

that are of a broken heart;

and saveth such

as be of a contrite spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous:

but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

So my invitation to you today is to, “taste and see that the Lord is good”. And to not only “taste” but to feast on His love, grace and mercy that is been extended to all who will believer and receive Him in repentance and faith. Open the door of your heart and let Him in! And if you already have, then sit down with Him and feast at HIS table today. He has an abundant feast prepared for YOU!!

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:

if any man hear my voice,

and open the door,

I will come in to him,

and will sup with him,

and he with me.…….

22 He that hath an ear,

let him hear

what the Spirit saith ……….”     Revelation 3:20 & 22

The table is spread; don’t miss the opportunity to dine with Jesus! Are you hungry today? Then I simply close with some of the words from one of my favorite Gospel songs.

Come and dine, the Master calleth,

         Come and dine.

         You may feast at Jesus’ table, all the time.

         He who fed the multitude….to the hungry calleth now

         Come and dine!”  By Charles B. Widmeyer