Posts Tagged ‘taste and see’

The Hand of Goodness

December 4, 2017

Ezra 8:22 AMPC … For I was ashamed to request of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy along the way, because we had told the king: the hand of our God is upon all them for good who seek Him, but His power and His wrath are against all those who forsake Him.

The hand of the goodness of the Lord is upon all who seek Him
All who seek Him wholeheartedlyJer 29:13;2Chron 16:9
Will see His goodness in the land of the living!Ps 27:13
Take heart
Be of good courage
Lift up your eyes and SEE –Ps 34:8
Wait on{trust} the LORD!Ps 27:14

Psalm 123:1-2 AMPC … Unto You do I lift up my eyes, O You Who are enthroned in heaven. 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us.

The hand of the goodness is upon all who seek the Lord wholeheartedly-They will see His goodness in the land of the living! #TrustHim

Wait on the Lord-BELIEVE and you will see His goodness in the land of the living! #TrustHim


Word Study
From NetBible Ps 123:1
To You I lift up my eyes

  • lift up[05375] = marry, desire, long for

From NetBible Ps 123:2
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, … so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until He has mercy on us.

  • *Servants look to their master for food, shelter, and other basic needs.
  • *look to the Lord = wait upon the Lord


From NetBible Ps 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of{blessed are} those who trust in Him!

  • taste[02938] = to perceive, know
  • see[07200] = look at, inspect, perceive, consider, behold gaze


Behold Him!

November 12, 2015

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Taste and see the Lord is good –Ps 34:8
The Lord loves righteousness and justice –
Ps 11:7
Behold Him in His sanctuary
Ps 63:2
Gaze upon His beauty
Make your “One Thing” to seek His face 
Ps 27:4
Experience His lovingkindness
Your lips will brim praises like fountains 
Ps 63:3
Blessed is the one who trusts and takes refuge in Him 
Ps 34:8
The upright will behold His face! –
Ps 11:7

Who shall go up into the mountain of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted himself up to falsehood or to what is false, nor sworn deceitfully. -Ps 24:3-4 AMPC

Word Study
Psalm 34:8 AMPC … O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.

From NetBible Ps 34:8

  • taste[02938] = to perceive, know
  • see[07200] = look at, inspect, perceive, consider, behold gaze

Psalm 11:7 AMPC … For the Lord is [rigidly] righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face, or He beholds the upright.

From NetBible Ps 11:7

  • behold[02372] = to see, perceive, prophesy, provide, contemplate (with pleasure)
    =>To “behold” God’s “face” means to have access to His presence and to experience His favor

Honey: Taste and SEE

January 19, 2014

1 Samuel 14:27-29But Jonathan had not heard when his father put the people under oath; therefore, he put out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it in the honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened. 28 Then one of the people said, “Your father strictly put the people under oath, saying, ‘Cursed be the man who eats food today.’” And the people were weary. 29 Then Jonathan said, “My father has troubled the land. See now, how my eyes have brightened because I tasted a little of this honey.

What does the honey represent in this passage?

  • What is sweet and brightens the eyes?
    Psalm 19:7-10 … The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether. 10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

    • From NetBible 1 Sam 14:27,29; Ps 19:7-10
      • brighten/enlighten[0215] = shine, to be illuminated, revive
    • Psalm 34:8-10Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! 9 Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. 10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing .
      From NetBible 1 Sam 14:29;Ps 34:8

      • see[07200] = inspect, perceive, consider
      • taste[02938] = eat, perceive(figuratively)
    • Proverbs 24:13My child, eat honey because it is good, And the honeycomb which is sweet to your taste
      From NetBible Prv 24:13

    • Psalm 119:103 … How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
      From NetBible Ps 119:103


Psalm 119:130The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
From NetBible Ps 119:130

  • light[0215] = shine, to be illuminated, revive
  • simple[06612] = untrained, inexperienced
  • *simple = that is, the one who is young and still in the process of learning right from wrong and distinguishing wisdom from folly. See Ps 19:7.

===> Honey represents God’s word which is good ,
Sweet to the taste and
Enlightening the eyes distinguishing wisdom from folly!

===> After Jonathan tasted a little honey,
He saw the folly Saul’s oath. -1 Sam 14:24-32

Lilies Dripping Liquid Myrrh

June 10, 2011

Psalm 2:11-12Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear; rejoice and be in high spirits with trembling [lest you displease Him]. Kiss the Son [pay homage to Him in purity], lest He be angry and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled. O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him.

This morning I was thinking about the phrase ‘Kiss the Son’ and my article of the same name. My heart was stirred …

Psalm 45:1 … For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies”. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. A wedding/love song. [KAREN’S version :)]
My heart is stirred by a beautiful song, it overflows its banks, beauty 
bubbles up and bursts forth. I sing of the things which I have made 
touching (kissing?) the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer, 
shaping the river into words!

My Jesus
My beautiful Jesus
O how I long
To bow down in purity before my King
To taste and see -Ps 34:8
Sweetness itself -Song 5:16
His kisses in my mouth -Song 1:2
Sweeter than honey -Ps 119:103
The goodness of the Holy One
Anointed lips, the lips of the Son -Ps 45:2
Lilies dripping liquid myrrh -Song 5:13

My Jesus
My beautiful Jesus
O how I long to sing
At Your right hand eternal pleasures -Ps 16:11
Jesus, my beautiful Jesus
You are my sweet sweet song -Ex 15:2Isa 12:2
For evermore.

Word StudyFrom NetBible -Song 5:13
… His lips are lilies, Dripping liquid myrrh.

lips[08193] – language, speech, shore, bank(of cup, sea, river, etc)

lilies[07799] – a lily(from its whiteness)
–Shoshannim, in title of Ps 45:1

dripping[05197] – prophesy, preach, discourse in drops

Kiss the Son{article}
Anointed Lips{article}
Voices of the Bridegroom and the Bride{article}
His Lips, Anointed with Grace
Among the Lilies{article}
Mor-iah: The Place of Myrrh
Lilies Dripping Liquid Myrrh{article}

Heart Cry

January 29, 2009

Psalm 42:1   As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.

What is the cry of your heart? How earnestly are you seeking the Lord? Does your soul thirst for Him as the deer pants for the living water in a dry and weary land?

I have loved you with an everlasting love;
… I have drawn you with loving-kindness. –Jer 31:3

Taste His love, a love better, more delightful than wine. Be drawn by His love better than life. 

May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. Therefore the virgins love you. Draw me away! Let us run together! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you! –Song 1:2-4

Taste and see, you will be swept away, caught up in His love, you will sing His praise. Your heart cry “Make haste, my beloved, come quickly to me”.

Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who trust in Him! -Ps 34:8

Heart Cry {A song}

Draw me, draw me, draw me away
Draw me, draw me, draw me away.

For   you have drawn{loved} me with an   everlasting love
A    love more delightful than wine.


You’ve    stolen my heart
I’ve     tasted and seen
D……G ……………………….A
And now I run after       thee.




My Beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. 
Behold, He is standing behind our wall,
He is looking through the windows,
He is peering through the lattice. –Song 2:9

Make haste, my beloved!
Be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices. –song 8:14

He who testifies to these things says,
“Yes, I am coming quickly “

Amen Come, Lord Jesus. –Rev 22:20


Psalm 63:1-8
1 O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you,

… my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
… with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.
7 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8 My soul clings to {follows hard after} you; your right hand upholds me.