Taste is one of the five senses. Taste is the sensation produced when a substance in the mouth reacts chemically with taste receptor cells located on taste buds in the oral cavity, mostly on the tongue.
The sensation of taste includes sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami. Taste is associated with appetites, atmosphere, and appreciation. Taste is what distinguishes, drives, and delights our diets.
Spiritually, taste is to try, to test, or to take God at His Word. We try the attributes of God’s Word. The psalmist said, “O taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalms 34:8). We test the authenticity of God’s Word. God said, “…prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven” (Malachi 3:10). We take the admonition of God’s Word. James said, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only…” (James 1:22).
One taste the Word of God by reading it, receiving it, and responding to it. Once you taste It, you will acquire and attain an appetite for all of it. That’s what happened to Ezekiel. “Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness” (Ezekiel 3:1-3).
You can taste God’s Word in Church school, Bible study, daily devotion, and personal meditation. If you want to satisfy your palette, sample the Word personally.