Psalm 34:8 – Taste and See the Lord is Good

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. (Psalm 34:8 NIV)

How do we taste the Lord is good? Is it hot and spicy, savory, tart, bitter, carb comforting or sweet richness? It is a combination of all of these, and we taste with our souls.

Growing up a country girl and with a grandmother that showed much love through her cooking, certain foods cause my mouth to water just thinking about them and blanket me with a feeling of goodness and love. Family gatherings would bring so much food that filling one plate wasn’t enough – we had to have two so we could get a taste of it all.

Just as we need nourishment from food for our bodies we need nourishment from God for our souls. Pursuing God will make your mouth water for more and desire to taste it all – the rich and savory, the tart and bitter.

Take the time to taste today what the Lord has prepared and let it nourish your soul.


Lord we thank you for Your word in so many different ways, so we can come to understand the mouth watering life You desire for us all. Tasting all the joys and heartaches, You fill our lives overflowing abundantly with many flavors. Your desire for us is to gather around Your table and feast, giving us life through Your son Jesus Christ.

Guest devotion by Christi Smith. Christi is a mother, wife, and empty nester that works for a family business. Spending early mornings reading and being quiet she finds He gives her words to comfort her and so by sharing she hopes they comfort and inspire others as well. Learn how you can become a guest writer.

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