[The Glory Unveiled]
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. ( Psalms 34:8 )
David the Psalmist and King, penned down the words of this psalm. We know that one can only taste what is within their reach. No one can taste something that is far away from the reach of their sense of taste. In another place in the New Testament, the lord Jesus shows up in Galilee with a message almost foreign to the ears and minds of the people, “repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand [within reach]” (see Matthew 4:17). Juxtaposing the truth of this New Testament verse with that of the Old Testament Psalm, we see that the kingdom of God, metaphorically replaced with “goodness of God” is within the reach of everyone. Anyone can see it because it is within the reach of their eyes and senses. But the verse of the New Testament raises a concern that may limit some people from tasting or otherwise experiencing this reality. And that is unbelief [sin]. Hence the Psalmist says to trust in the God—the remedy for unbelief and sin. Putting our trust in God and depending on Him for our salvation and redemption gives us access into the Kingdom (goodness of God.) We are blessed to participate in the blessings and realities of the Kingdom of God only when we trust in the Lord for everything. And then God would be obliged to take responsibilities for our lives and soul.
Prayer_Bead: Father in heaven, thank you for showing me the way into your goodness and kingdom. I now taste the goodness of God by trusting in You, in all things and for all things.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.