8 O taste and see that the Lord is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
9 O fear the LORD, you His saints;
For those who fear Him there is no want.
10 The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing
One of my favorite foods is a sweet mango. I grew up in Thailand, and when I look at the yellow of a Thai mango, I imagine exactly how it’s going to taste. I know that it will have a sweet, slightly tangy flavor with a soft texture. I can tell you that I have full confidence that the flavor will not change. When you “taste and see” a specific food, it means that you have experienced it in all of its deliciousness. You can vouch for it.
You never question the flavor, the juice, or the completely satisfying experience of partaking in or consuming your favorite food. Similarly, God says, “O taste and see that the Lord is good.” Taste his goodness, and never forget the satisfying, fulfilling nature of His character.
The verse continues by saying, “…How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! O fear the LORD, you his saints; For those who fear him there is no want.”
Soak that in: “For those who fear Him, there is no want.” As you daily consume the nutritious benefits of the Father, you realize, that nothing quite satisfies like Him. Nothing quite quenches the never-ending striving like sitting in his presence.
God says that even the young lions – those who are the top of the food chain – can be hungry in comparison to those who are filled with the goodness of God. For those that seek him, “shall not be in want of any good thing” because we have the best thing, HIM.