May 7, Don’t Play with Your Food

Today’s reading: Psalm 31-35

“Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him” - Psalm 34:8.

David urged his readers to try the Lord, to put their complete trust in Him. The implication is perhaps that some people David knew were not doing that, that they were not tasting and then living off His goodness. You are not expected to dabble in the things of God, but to be consumed by them — in fact, at times actually to consume them. Ezekiel was directed to eat the scroll with God’s words on them: “And he said to me, ‘Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel.’ So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. Then he said to me, ‘Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.’ So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth” (Ezekiel 3:1-3). Have you been playing with God’s food, or are you consuming it? What is God asking you to eat, to get down into your innermost being? Are you hesitating or can you take refuge in Him as you eat and trust Him totally?