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O taste and see that the Lord is good!

I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed. This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord, and was saved from every trouble. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him. ~ Psalm 34:1-8



There are many Psalms like this: ones from King David that praise God when something wonderful happens, attributing the deliverance from God to praises or prayer or general good behavior.


And don't get me wrong. God is worthy of praise. But these Psalms always make me ask: well, why didn't God help that person who also praised and prayed and thanked?


But with this Psalm, it isn't so much the outcome that comes from David's words. It's the beauty of the praise and the words that always remind me of communion with God and each other.


Taste and see that the Lord is good!


Do those words spring to mind when you take in that wafer and wine (or grape juice). Do you taste the grace and love offered by God?


Are you nourished and strengthened by the feast?


The Lord is indeed good, and worthy to be praised. Just taste and see for yourself!


Lord, may I bless your name at all times! Amen

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