A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
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“Invitation To The Thirsty”, Isaiah 55:1) Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. John 7:37. 2) Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3) Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David…… v6 Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: Hebrews 3:13. 7) Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. 8) For My Thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My Ways, saith the Lord. 9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10) For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11) SO SHALL MY WORD BE THAT GOETH FORTH OUT OF MY MOUTH: IT SHALL NOT RETURN UNTO ME VOID, BUT IT SHALL ACCOMPLISH THAT WHICH I PLEASE, AND IT SHALL PROSPER IN THE THING WHERETO I SENT IT. 12) For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13) Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary – v1-3 All are welcome to the blessings of Salvation, to whom those blessings are welcome. In Christ there is enough for all, and enough for each. Those satisfied with the world, that see no need of Christ, do not thirst. They are in no uneasiness about their souls: but where God gives grace, He gives a thirst after it; and where He has given a thirst after it, He will give it. Come to Christ, for He is the Fountain opened, He is the Rock smitten. Come to Holy Ordinances, to the streams that make glad the City of Our God. Come to the healing waters, Revelation 22:17. Our Saviour referred to this, John 7:37. Come, and buy; make it your own by application of the grace of the gospel to yourselves. Come, and eat; make it still more your own, and enjoy it. The world comes short of our expectations; we are disappointed; but Christ outdoes our expectations. We come to Him, and we find wine and milk. The gifts offered to us are such as no price can be set upon. The things offered are already paid for; for Christ purchased them at the full price of His Own Blood, 1 Peter 1;19. v6-13 Here is a gracious offer of pardon and peace, and of all happiness. It shall not be in vain to seek God, now His Word is calling to us, and His Spirit is striving with us. But there is a day coming when He will not be found. There may come such a time in this life; it is certain that at death and judgment the door will shut. There must be not only a change of the way, but a change of the mind. It is not enough to break off from evil practices, we must strive against evil thoughts. To repent is to return to Our Lord, against whom we have rebelled. If we do so, God will multiply to pardon, as we have multiplied to offend. We forgive and cannot forget; but when God forgives sin, He remembers it no more. THE POWER OF HIS WORD IN THE KINGDOMS OF PROVIDENCE AND GRACE, IS AS CERTAIN AS IN THAT OF NATURE. SACRED TRUTH PRODUCES A SPIRITUAL CHANGE IN THE MIND OF MEN, WHICH NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW CAN MAKE ON THE EARTH. IT SHALL NOT RETURN TO THE LORD WITHOUT PRODUCING IMPORTANT EFFECTS. IF WE TAKE A SPECIAL VIEW OF THE CHURCH, WE SHALL FIND WHAT GREAT THINGS GOD HAS DONE, AND WILL DO FOR IT. THE JEWS SHALL COME TO THEIR OWN LAND; THIS SHALL REPRESENT THE BLESSINGS PROMISED. GOSPEL GRACE WILL MAKE A GREAT CHANGE IN MEN. DELILVERED FROM THE WRATH TO COME, THE CONVERTED SINNER FINDS PEACE IN HIS CONSCIENCE; AND LOVE CONSTRAINS HIM TO DEVOTE HIMSELF TO THE SERVICE OF HIS REDEEMER. INSTEAD OF BEING PROFANE, CONTENTIOUS, SELFISH, OR SENSUAL, BEHOLD HIM PATIENT, HUMBLE, KIND, AND PEACEABLE. The hope of helping in such a work should urge us to spread the gospel of salvation. Amen.
More to come and God Bless You.