What is it that tasteth how sweet the Lord is? It is the mind working, meditating, and acting faith upon him. Faith is the soul's taster; faith is the mouth of the soul, which not only tasteth but cheweth the promises and manifestations of God to his people, and so makes meat of them; meditation turns the promises into marrow. "My soul," saith David, "shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips, when I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches;" Ps. lxiii. 5, 6. As there is all manner of riches, so all manner of dainties in the believing meditations of God; every promise is a dish, and all the promises are a royal feast to faith.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
O Taste and See That the Lord is Good
Joseph Caryl on Ps. 34.8, Bible Thoughts, p. 33: