As a youngster, I didn’t have much of a sweet tooth. However, as I’ve matured I have to admit that I’ve developed a tinsy winsy liking for sugary treats from time to time. Of all the candies I love, Snickers is near the top of the list. Life is pretty good when I have one of those delicious chocolate bars in hand.
There are a lot of good things in life. But even with a feast of Snickers, the goodness is soon over. Even the best of the good things can afterward leave us feeling empty and even regretful. So when the psalmist declares, “I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, apart from You I have no good thing” as written in Psalm 162:2, I am a tad bit intrigued. Why, you ask? We all know that God is good. But when was the last time we embraced Him as the ultimate good in our life?
It is also declared by the Psalmist, that “He is our preserver, our total goodness-giver, our counsel and instruction, and the One who makes known “the path of life and fills us with joy in His presence .” Now that is what we should call good! (Psalm 16: 1, 2, 7, 11)
Even though I enjoy a Snickers bar from time to time. Nothing in it will satisfy me completely. God alone is truly good. So why settle for anything less, when we can have the best.