Daily Bible Inspirations

Taste and See for Yourself

by Pastor Ken

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed [happy] is the man who trusts in Him.

Psalm 34:8 NKJV

A bitter, hard-hearted, and dying man in London had long denied any efforts to lead him to God. When he felt his last day approaching, one of his friends went to him with a Bible. The sick man snapped “So it’s you, with that book again. Take your old Bible away from here. I want nothing to do with it.”

The friend came back to his home and told his wife what had happened. Having overheard the conversation, the couple’s young daughter went to her room, took her own new Bible, and went to the unbeliever’s home. When he saw her he asked, “What do you want, little girl?”

She answered, “Well, Daddy said you didn’t want his old Bible, so maybe you will take my new one.” Then, bursting into tears, she put her Bible on the table by the bed and quickly left.

Not long afterward the old man died. When the undertaker came to take the man’s body to prepare it for burial, he found the little girl’s Bible under his pillow along with a tear-stained piece of paper on which the following words were written:

“I’ve tried in vain a thousand ways, my tear to quell, my hopes to rise; But what I need, the Bible says, is ever, only Jesus.

My soul is night, my heart is steel. I cannot see, I cannot feel;

For light, for life, I must appeal, in simple faith to Jesus. He died, He lives, He reigned, and He pleads;

There’s love in all His words and deeds. There’s all a guilty sinners needs forevermore in Jesus.

Though some should sneer, and some should blame, I’ll go with all my guilt and shame:

I’ll go to Him because His name, above all names, is Jesus.”

James Proctor