The first bite you take of your favorite food is taste bud bliss, but the more bites you take, the more your excitement diminishes. It’s not that the food has decreased in deliciousness. It’s that your taste buds are now going, “Oh, no need in gettin’ too happy. There goes that same ole flavor again.” If only every single bite of our favorite food were just as thrilling as the first! The good news is that it can be — not with physical food but with spiritual food. The Bible says, “taste and see that the Lord is good” — not just the first time but, as we will learn in today’s scripture, every time. Our Heavenly Father wants us to make a conscious effort to feed on His Word regularly and be just as moved by every bite now as we were when we first accepted Christ. This brings us to our key text coming out of Proverbs 28:14 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
14 Happy is the man that feareth always, but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
This Bible passage is telling us that we are to fear — respect and act on — God’s instruction at all times. We should never let our ears get tired of hearing God’s Word nor let our eyes grow weary from reading the instruction of our Heavenly Father. As soon as we let our taste buds tire of feasting upon the Word of the Lord, as soon as we let Jesus’ instruction become commonplace to us, as soon as we allow ourselves to no longer be moved by the Word, that is when we find ourselves in trouble. That is when we find ourselves stuffing our spiritual face with things that are detrimental to our well-being. May we let every nourishing bite of God’s Word be just as exciting as the first, and may we never tire of His savory goodness.
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