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Topic: Taste (07/15/10)
TITLE: The Essence of Taste
By Mildred Sheldon
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Taste means more to me than just eating food, and enjoying different textures and tastes of various foods and drink. It has a deeper more profound meaning than just partaking of food and drink. Some people will consider me a nut case when I say that, but in my opinion it is true.
When I first became a Christian I could not comprehend nor did I understand a great deal of the Bible. It was and is a very deep meaningful work of God written by men, but they were led by God in penning the Bible. For proof of what I’m saying all one has to do is go to the Bible and read words inspired by God Himself. In II Timothy 3:16-17 it says: “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
I remember the first time I heard. “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8. I honestly thought the person that made that remark was out of their mind. How could one taste the Lord? I was a new Christian and such things I didn’t understand. In I Corinthians 14:11 explains my understanding of the Bible. “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.”
The only way I can explain my reasoning for taste is this. When you kiss your baby you actually taste the essence of your child. Your baby has a sweet innocent soft loving taste. The kiss of your husband or wife tastes sweet and is filled with love. When you kiss your friend you taste their essence so, when you love God with all your heart, mind, body and soul you do taste Him. Love has a taste and when you truly love someone you taste their essence. I think the one scripture that sums up my feelings is found in I Peter 2:2-3: “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvations, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.”
Yes, I have tasted my Lord and Savior and His unconditional love does taste good. He is my life and I live for Him, because He shed His innocent blood dying for my sins making it possible for me to share eternal life with God the Father and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
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