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Come to Him with a thirst
Isa 55:1-3 “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; and you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. 3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—The sure mercies of David.”
John 7: 37 “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.”
A man was travelling through a wilderness and when the water that he carried was empty, he was very much thirsty. Now he came across an Oasis and he was very happy and went to the waterfront as thirsty as he could be. A great disappointment was waiting for him. That waterfront was dry with no water. He was searching for water and found none. Likewise, many of us search to hear God’s word with a real thirst. Many go to different places in search of His word and disappointed because their thirst is not quenched. For those who are thirsty, God says to them ‘Come to Me’. He will give you the living water and quench your thirst and He promises that once you drank from the living water, you will never thirst. That is His great promise. He asks in Isaiah 55, “Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy?” Come to Him first to quench your thirst, and then you will have the discernment of hearing the word of God from others. Do not spend your money on materials that profits someone else appetite. Those materials and messages, which cost you money, can not teach you anything, if you have not first approached Him to listen His words. If you go to the Living Water first and spend time with Him, then you may not need those materials and messages that cost something. Go near to Him to listen with a thirst; in Him there are words of eternity, which will quench your thirst, edify your soul and teach the word for the season.