Everyone who Thirsts – Come to the Waters:
“Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink – even if you have no money. Come, take your choice of wine or milk – it’s all free. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen, and I will tell you where to get food that is good for the soul. Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, for the life of your soul is at stake. I am ready to make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the mercies and unfailing love that I promised to David.” (Isaiah 55:1-3).
Doing drugs. Getting drunk. Smoking. Addictions. Pornography. Fashion trends. R-rated movies. Role playing games. Immoral TV shows. Soap operas. Games. Toys. Exercise. Dieting. Everyone has something they crave, that they seek after, to find satisfaction and fulfillment. But the prophet Isaiah, under the inspiration of the Spirit of the Lord, asks this penetrating question. “Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy?” In other words, why do you spend all your money on all these worldly pleasures, when they won’t bring lasting satisfaction? No matter how long or how hard you pursue and engage in these activities, they will never bring you the peace and joy that your heart so desperately longs for.
Charles Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, said, “Men are in a restless pursuit after satisfaction in earthly things. They will exhaust themselves in the deceitful delights of sin, and, finding them all to be vanity and emptiness, they will become very perplexed and disappointed. But they will continue their fruitless search. Though wearied, they still stagger forward under the influence of spiritual madness, and though there is no result to be reached except that of everlasting disappointment, yet they press forward. They have no forethought for their eternal state; the present hour absorbs them. They turn to another and another of earth’s broken cisterns, hoping to find water where not a drop was ever discovered yet.”
Can I give you some wisdom today? You will never be satisfied with earthly pleasures. Even though the Bible says that sin is pleasurable for a season, it is still only for a season. There‘s only one place you can go for complete and lasting fulfillment. “Jesus said, People soon become thirsty again after drinking this water. But the water I give them takes away thirst altogether. It becomes a perpetual spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:13-14). This water of life is Jesus Himself.
God says, “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink.” How do we come and drink? Listen, and I will tell you where to get food that is good for the soul. Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, for the life of your soul is at stake. Come to Jesus. “And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take of the water of life freely.” (Revelation 22:19). If you are thirsty today, come to the Lord. Call upon His name in prayer. Seek Him in the pages of the Holy Scriptures. You will never rest – you will never find the love, joy, peace and fulfillment that you seek in this life – until you are satisfied with a close and intimate relationship with Jesus as your Saviour, the Lover of your soul, your best friend. Jesus said, “If you are thirsty, come to me. If you believe in me, come and drink. For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water will flow out from within.” (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him.)” (John 7:37-39).
Pastor Chris Jordan