If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.
My soul longs, yes even faints away for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God. — O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land where no water is; to see your power and your glory, just as I have seen you in the sanctuary.
Ho, every one who thirsts, come to the waters, and he who has no money; come, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. — The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him who hears say, Come. And let him who is athirst come. And whoever will, let him take the water of life freely. — Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
It's difficult to imagine that eternal life would be as simple as drinking (or eating). Or that the drink would be free. But that's how it is. If it was less natural, more difficult, not everyone could do it. God made it as simple as a prayer, a thought, the opening of a door, a step, a look, a drink, a meal, a bath, washing the eyes, a sermon and response (all these are exemplified in some scene in the Bible). He made it free. "Without money and without price;" in other words, you don't have to pay, and there's no "fine print." HE paid. He bought your ticket. You want it? Take it.
Eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
JOHN 7:37. Psa. 84:2. -Psa. 63:1,2. Isa. 55:1. -Rev. 22:17. -John 4:14. ‑John 6:55. Song 5:1.
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Thirst and Drinking.
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