Taste and See that the Lord is good

Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing (Psalm 34). Taste and see that the Lord is good! This video was recorded at the Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA in August 2011.

Questions addressed

  • Is God really good?
  • Can I trust God with my life?

Related Bible verses


Morning! I am one who is captivated by the love of Christ! My name is Ryan McKeel and this is WhyBeMerelyHuman.com. This morning I’m at the beautiful Glen Eyrie park which is in Colorado Springs, Colorado, enjoying some time away with my wife. She’s still sleeping, so I got a chance to get up and enjoy the sun as it comes up. This morning I want to talk a little bit about the Glory of the Lord, and the Beauty of the Lord. So I’ll start with Psalm 34:8. It says, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who trusts in Him. Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger, but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” This morning I’m reminded that I do not lack any good thing. Life is really tough right now – we’re waiting on our third baby to come – and it’s a lot of work! And it’s hard work. And good work. The Lord has been faithful through it all. And I just love this Psalm because it says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good”. So it’s a tangible call to experience that the Lord is good, instead of just saying that past difficulties were too hard and I’m going to be bitter about things… so I encourage you to “taste and see that the Lord is good”! As I’m out in nature this morning, and really enjoying nature, it’s not that I’m worshipping nature, but I’m worshipping the One who created nature. It’s the Lord, the Lord God – and as I reflect on that, I think of Romans 1:20 which says, “For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse”. This is speaking of people who harden their hearts against God. I encourage you, with nature such as these red rocks in Colorado Springs, wherever you are in the world, there’s likely some natural beauty that you can see. Instead of worshipping that natural beauty, what you can do instead is say, “By looking at these things, I can understand the invisible attributes of God”. I was looking at the stars the other night – which is hard for me to do because I live in Denver and there’s a lot of city lights, so it’s very hard to see the sky. Here, I was able to see the sky, and it reminds me of the infinity of the Lord, Christ. For each star that I see, that could be a galaxy, or a very large star that’s larger than the earth, and that’s amazing to me! How small am I! How large is the Lord, how big is God! So, don’t put God in a box! I’ve made that mistake, I’m probably still making that mistake – I’m learning to understand how grand the Lord is, but “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” Thank you!

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