Monday, April 18, 2011
Taste, Fear, Seek..
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” -Psalms 34:8-10
Funny when you look at this you see how great these bible verses are. However, after you read about what is going on with David when he wrote this Psalm, it sounds more like he wrote this to himself so he would not go insane, even though he was pretending to be insane. In a short amount of time, David’s life turned upside down. He went from riches to rags in a heartbeat. From hero to zero like some celebrities we know. The difference is that he did nothing wrong. However, we see here that though his life was going downhill, his devotion and love for God never wavered. Through these verses he teaches us to do three things in times of adversity. Taste and see the Lord, Fear the Lord, and Seek the Lord. David was a gifted writer, and when he wrote it was full of metaphors and elaborate descriptions to pinpoint truth. Taste the Lord, experience him, and after that you will know his power. Fear the Lord, and seek Him with reverence and devotion, and you will lack nothing.
I admire about David in this verse is that he knew what it meant to please God no matter what. I look at myself and I don’t have nearly as much adversity as David, so it makes me cringe when I see that my faith is no where near where it should be. But the lesson I can apply to my life from these passages is to truly develop a deep desire for pursuit of God. Taste, Fear and Seek are all action words. It requires me to get up off my butt, and put my faith in to action. David’s faith was in action when he wrote this. But how often in my life my faith is missing in action. Not that I denounce God, but I do worry a lot more then I should. Today’s lesson requires a call, a call to taste, fear, and seek God with all of my heart. Then though adversity and trials come, I can have the unshakeable faith and assurance that David had.
Taste, Fear, Seek. Oh Lord help me do all these.