THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
“and have tasted the goodness of the Word of God”
Hebrews 6:5 ESV
JESUS WANTS TO AWAKEN ME WITH GOODNESS
Pastor Glen Durham told of growing up on a farm when he wrote: “On the farm where I grew up, we raised Black Angus cattle. In order to corral them for tagging or medicines, dad would drive the truck through the fields and I would sit on the tailgate. As we approached a group of cattle, I would rattle a bag and pour a small amount of the contents onto the ground near the animals. But this was no ordinary food; it was, “sweet feed,” a pellet shaped feed (like dog food), covered in molasses. After tasting, they wanted more. They hear the bag rattle and smell dessert. Soon they leave the green grass and follow the truck all the way to the barn. They are controlled by a desire for that treat.”
The author of Hebrews has already described God’s Word as a type of spiritual food. Now in Hebrews 6:5 he reminds us that God allows us to taste the goodness of His word to create a desire for more. When I have tasted His goodness I wake up looking forward to experiencing more of what God has to say and what God’s going to do. Somebody has well said that there are only two kinds of people in the world—there are those who wake up in the morning and say, “Good morning, Lord,” and there are those who wake up in the morning and say, “Good Lord, it’s morning.”
Are you a “Good morning, Lord” person or a “Good Lord, it’s morning” person? The fact that you are taking the time to read this devotional says there’s a least a part of you that wakes up looking forward to what God wants to feed you today. Psalm 34:8 says, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!” Take some time today and read all of Psalm 34. Write down some of the things the psalmist tells us that makes God good. Praise God for the things on your list.