Taste is the ability to notice or recognize flavors when you eat or drink: the ability to taste things.
When it comes to diet, taste is important. I remember the saying, “If it tastes good, spit it out.” That saying was meant to say good foods are fattening. It’s like fish for me. It’s good for you they say, but I’m not going to eat something because it’s good for me and I can’t stand the taste.
I think God gave us taste for two reasons. First, is to taste something bad and keep us from eating it. Second, is to enjoy eating our food. God gave us food both for fuel and to enjoy.
When you are dieting, you have to cut back on calories. The ones you have left should certainly be something you enjoy the taste of in your mouth. If you don’t enjoy your diet, then you are not on the right plan or you don’t have any skill in preparing tasty food. Taste is important.
Look at Psalm 119:103. God compares His Word to taste. “How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth! (NKJV)” Honey was the measure of sweetness to the ancients. It was a real treat to the taste buds. God’s Word is just like that. It’s sweet. It’s a joy to taste the Word.
Of course we are comparing the physical taste to the spiritual taste. But the results bring a special enjoyment to knowing God and the revelation of God’s grace in our lives. Just like tasty food helps us diet easier, the Word of God brings a special enjoyment to life that only God can give.
So find taste enjoyment in your diet and add the Word to your life as well. Your food will definitely taste better.