Thought of the Day August 9, 2018 Experience and share

By 9:29 AM

To taste and see the goodness of the Lord is both personal and communal. I am to experience it first and then I am to share it with others. To do otherwise is not really to fully know and appreciate the Lord who is good.

God is good in himself, but revealed his goodness to us. He not only revealed it but poured forth and shared his goodness with us, not because we were worthy or deserving, but because he is a loving God. We, in turn, are called to receive that goodness and to share it with others. “The gift you have received, give as a gift.” Not to share is to bury the treasure, to bury the gift is to lose the gift.

Story of the girl who found a gold bar. When she went to show it to others, they had no time for her. So she buried the gold bar. For a time she would dig it up and hold it every week; then once a month, then once a year; then she forgot about it and so it remains buried until the next person finds it.

When we taste and see the goodness of the Lord what follows: Read the rest of Psalm 34:
v. 5 “He will answer me when I seek him, and deliver me from all my fears;”
v. 8 “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him and deliver them.”
v. 11 “Those who seek the Lord want for no good thing.”

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