Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34.8

We are deeply suspicious of authority.  That may not be a bad thing;  a look at the last 100 years or so definitely shows that power is easily abused and often those who have it do not have our best interests at heart.

The way the bible tells it though, there is One who is not created and is not fallen, who is ultimately powerful and yet ultimately good.  How,  with our cynicism and suspicion of authority figures (again,  not necessarily bad things) should we approach him?

We may not be as unique as we’d like to think.  The psalms were written in pretty difficult circumsances, when kings could be bad,  rulers could be oppressive and gods could easily turn out to be evil.  These verses offer a way of coping with that tension; taste and see.  Perhaps we’d say “try, before you buy”.

So taste and see that God is good,  try out getting to know him, try talking to him. Perhaps then He might let you experience his goodness and challenge just a little of that suspicion.

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