HOW DOES IT TASTE?
I’m not much for brussels sprouts. My mother never made me eat them so I guess it’s her fault, right? But seriously, they are way too bitter for my taste. Every time I try to down a couple of these greenish tidbits, I nearly gag…even though I know they are good for me.
There are times God’s Word can seem bitter as well. We know the truth is good but avoid it because of how uncomfortable it is to our flesh. The Bible talks about that very thing. Is it really possible for convicting truths to become tasty in our mouths? Let’s look at a few verses that address the taste of truth.
Read Psalm 34:8
1. What is the command of the psalmist in this verse?
Read Psalm 119:103
2. How do words from God taste in the psalmist’s mouth?
Read Psalm 19:7-11 noting the various terms for God’s Word. Pay special attention to verses 10-11
3. To what natural things is the Word compared here? What results from knowing God’s words in verse 11?
Read Proverbs 27:7
4. What is required for bitter things to taste sweet?
Read Proverbs 24:14
5. God is wisdom. What does this verse say about wisdom and its rewards?
Even if it’s bitter to the flesh, truth can be sweet to the spirit…if we are hungry enough to seek first God’s Kingdom and His righteousness. What do these verses say to you personally?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section so we can learn from each other.