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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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Today’s scripture reading:
“Taste and see” does not mean, “Check out God’s credentials.” Instead, it is a warm invitation: “Try this; I know you’ll like it.” When we take that first step of obedience in following God, we cannot help discovering that his is good and kind. When we begin the Christian life, our knowledge of God is partial and incomplete. As we trust Him daily, we experience how good He is. (NLT)
Psalm 34:8-14 – Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who trust in him! Let the Lord’s people show him reverence, for those who honor him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will never lack any good thing.
Come, my children, and listen to me, and I will teach you to fear the Lord. Do any of you want to live a life that long and good? Then watch your tongue! Keep your lips from telling lies! Turn away from evil and do good. Work hard at living in peace with others.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. –Psalm 34:8 (NIV)
Cassius Rhue (South Carolina) titled his story “TASTE AND SEE;” here is a portion of Cassius’ story:
“When I asked about the growing popularity of gator-tail cuisine, people often said, ‘It tastes like chicken.’ . . .
“I realized that the pattern I displayed toward this new food – apprehension, trial, and joy – appears in my faith as well. The psalmists frequently wrote of the goodness, majesty, mercy, abundance, and love of God – encouraging each of us to ge beyond knowing of God’s glory to ‘taste and see’ for ourselves that God is good.
“Like tasting and trying a great new food, when we taste the goodness of God we find a love and grace that satisfies and nourishes. It can exceed our imagination and remind us of our heart’s deepest longing. God is rich in goodness and in steadfast love.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – God’s grace can nourish and satisfy me.
Prayer: Dear God, our hearts are desperate for truth, love, hope, and joy. In you, we find all the goodness we seek. Thank you. Amen.
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