Do you want to live forever? If so, you have to taste; taste the grace of God (1 Peter 2:2-4): blessed is the man that trusts in him (Psalm 34:8). To taste is to experience by consumption. Food that is tasty and palatable to the mind is consumed and assimilated into one’s being. The most delicious food cannot be enjoyed if it simply sits on the table. One cannot enjoy its goodness until they have taken it into their mouth and tasted it. The same is true of Jesus Christ. Until one trust in Him and accepts Him, they cannot experience His goodness or His grace (1 Peter 2:2-4). The grace of God is that Jesus tasted death once and for all (Hebrews 2:9) and so those who taste (accept) him, will not have to taste death (Matthew 16:27-28). When Christ is taken in and assimilated into one’s life, He becomes part of that person, and He dwells in that person.
And for those of us who have tasted Christ, we ought to make known the goodness of that taste to those who have not yet tasted (experienced) him. Job questions, can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt (Job 6:6). If food is bland, then it is not very palatable. Seasonings and salt add to the flavor of food that makes it palatable. In the same manner, if the lives of those who are believers of Christ is not seasoned and unsalted, then others will not be attracted to experience Christ. Jesus said, we are the salt of the earth and we cannot lose our saltiness (Matthew 5:13) lest we make Christ Jesus unpalatable to those who observe our lives.
Point(s) to ponder:
1. Have you tasted Christ? If you have, is the life you live, one that make Christ palatable to those who haven’t?
Hebrews 2:9 (KJV)
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Romans 8:10-11 (KJV)
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
John 11:25-26 (KJV)
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
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