8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes
refuge in him.
9 Fear the LORD, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD
lack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive
to heir cry; 16 but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.
17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them
from all their troubles.
18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are
crushed in spirit.
19 The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers
him from them all; 20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will
1. It assaults our pride to acknowledge that there are things we don’t
know or problems we can’t overcome. But when we stop trying to
do it ourselves, we are in a position to receive the help God sends.
2. “Taste and see”, the psalmist invites us to experience God’s goodness
for ourselves. Let us commit ourselves to doing what is right.
We may act foolishly at times, but if we are dedicated to pleasing
God, we can trust the Lord to deliver us.
3. Ask God to increase your ability to “taste and see” that he is with
you and that he is good.
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen
to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer
in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.