Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.” (The rest of Psalm 34 is pretty good, too—why not just read it all?)
With summer weather, I enjoy eating cool, sweet, refreshing ice cream. Don’t you? But don’t let me kid you—I enjoy ice cream no matter what the weather! Or the time! Or the flavor! My favorite is vanilla, followed closely by butter pecan. Even more special is a big dish of vanilla with a decadent dollop of butterscotch sauce and a handful of chopped nuts sprinkled on the top. Maximum yum! But if I don’t grab a spoon and dig in, that bowl of frozen confection might as well be sawdust.
God’s Word is like that sundae—He’s prepared something wonderful for us, and graciously served it to us, but we have to “grab our spoon,” so to speak, and dig in. And not just His Word—He’s prepared salvation for us, ready for the asking. And there is the life He’s promised, and the benefits He’s provided, and the plans He’s made for us—all ours. Yes, all ours, but useless if we don’t respond. I don’t know about you, but whether it’s ice cream or God, I’ve got my spoon in hand and my bib tied around my neck, ready to indulge wholeheartedly and enthusiastically! And gratefully.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I do love ice cream, You know that. But even more, I love You, and I thank You for preparing and “serving” me Your Word, Your salvation, Your blessings, peace, and joy. Help me to participate fully in all You have provided for me. It’s all so very good. In the name of Your Son, and my Lord, Amen.