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  • Writer's pictureJoseph A. Bias

April 20 – Considering Psalm 34 – Part 6

“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.” Psalm 34:8-10


The Lord extends and invitation to every man, woman and child to come to Him and experience His love and grace, experience life with Him and see for yourself that He is good.  Then miracle of the new birth is so profound that it is quite logical that it would cost you everything you had and then some to attain it. But, in fact, and truth, it is free.


Jesus gave Himself for us completely without our participation in the sacrifice. All we need to do to receive all His benefits and eternal life, is to believe Him and receive it. In order to taste and see you must surrender your will to Him and trust Him, that He has nothing but your best interest at heart.


The goodness of God is His love for us, which is beyond our comprehension. The goodness of God is full of grace, mercy and longsuffering compassion for us. The goodness of God is just and fair.  The goodness of God is everlasting, In Him is joy and peace that passes all understanding. The goodness of God is health, strength, and power, wisdom, glory, honor and blessing. The goodness of God is knowledge of the hidden mysteries of the Kingdom of God revealed to us by the Holy Spirit.


The goodness of God is the all-surpassing beauty of His creation, the glory and majesty of His presence, the purity of His Holiness.


And we are blessed when we trust in Him.  “Trust in the Lord” is not a religious cliché or a convenient way of dismissing our sense of hopelessness in the difficult situations of life.


“Well, I guess we’ll just have to trust the Lord.”


NO! Trust in the Lord is not a last resort “hail Mary pass.”  It is a powerful statement of confidence in God’s love for us and how that love assures us of His provision, deliverance, healing, wisdom, knowledge, understanding and intervention in our lives wherever, whenever, and whatever the need.


The fear of the Lord is fundamental to our faith. If we genuinely fear the Lord, reverence Him, submit ourselves to Him as God, respect His power and authority that transcends all others, then we need not fear anything else.


We pursue many things in this life for ourselves, for our spouses, our children, for fame, for fortune, for good or for evil. But all these pursuits are temporal and changing, tending toward death and extinction. 


But the Word of God is eternal. Heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s Word will never pass away. For this reason, Jesus said,


“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:31-34


“But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.”


The fear of the Lord brings all things into proper perspective.  Those who trust in Him will lack nothing. 


“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good…”

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