How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
1 Peter 2:3
now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
If I am given a purely linguistic description of sweetness, I do not know much about it. In fact, it is difficult to imagine very much one can say about sweetness except that one must experience it oneself to really know what it is. Following hearing a description of sweetness, does one acquire any knew knowledge about sweetness following one's experience of it?
In these texts, the irreducibly affective and experiential element of human existence known as "taste" is predicated of the relation of a believer's comprehension of God's word to his enjoyment of them. Here, we have an example of knowledge that is non-propositional but irreducibly experiential. It is possible, on the one hand, to understand and cognitively assent to the proposition that God is good purely as an abstract level.
On the other hand, there is an irreducibly experiential, relational, existential and covenantal knowledge which entails "seeing that" something about true is God. This knowledge of God cannot be sufficiently apprehended through propositions, though knowledge and assent to certain propositions are certainly necessary for its experience. This "knowledge" is sometimes predicated of the sexual relationship*Gen. 4:1), which is a typological signpost to our relationship with the Triune God.
8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.