Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. -Psalm 34:8 (NIV)
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty. -Jeremiah 15:16 (NIV)
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! -Psalm 119:103 (NIV)
The other day, I got food poisoning, and that’s one of those things you wouldn’t wish on anyone. The thing about internal pain is that you can’t escape it by moving or running away, because it’s in you.
And that pain doesn’t just wrack you physically, but emotionally. It can affect your mood, your temperament, and outwardly, how you treat others when you’re feeling awful.
So, pretty much all downsides to food poisoning.
While you can’t run from it, what you can do is flush it from your system, and replace it with better, more nourishing food…and lots of water.
And so it is with God’s Word, which can rejuvenate you and replenish you after you’ve been poisoned by ingesting so much of the poisonous thinking the world has gotten into your system. Those same poisonous thoughts are the ones that cause you to act in ways that don’t reflect the fruit of a believer actively pursuing God and His ways.
God’s living water and His Word can replenish and restore you like no other. Taste and see!