An Invitation to Participate in the Goodness of the Lord
Sketches of Four Hundred Sermons
Psalm 34:8-14
O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him.…

I. SOMETHING ASSUMED. That "the Lord is good."

1. God is infinitely good.

2. Independently good.

3. Absolutely good.

4. Unchangeably good.

5. Universally good.

6. Eternally good.

II. SOMETHING IMPLIED. That the goodness of the Lord may be seen and tasted.

1. In the creation.

2. In the provision made for all creatures.

3. In the redemption of the world by Jesus Christ.

4. In the means of grace.

5. In the rewards of heaven.

III. SOMETHING ENJOINED. "O taste and see," etc. This invitation, request, or admonition is —

1. Divine in its origin.

2. Reasonable in its nature.

3. Pleasurable in its exercise.

4. Profitable in its result.Inferences: —

1. There is something more in religion than the mere profession, or outward form; there is the exercise of mental powers; a tasting and seeing the Lord is good. This is personal, and known only to ourselves.

2. How wretched those are who forego these pleasures — who know nothing but animal gratification and sensual pleasure.

3. Those who enjoy personal piety are anxious for others to realize the same enjoyment.

4. If the Lord is good, let us learn the design of that goodness (Romans 2:4).

(Sketches of Four Hundred Sermons.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

WEB: Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

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