"Come to the Waters" - Isaiah 55 (Bill Patton)
Scripture: Isaiah 55:1–55:13
Come to the Waters – Isaiah 55 Quotes
“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;
and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! (Isa. 55:1)
They gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.”
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself”
“Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good and delight yourself in rich food.”
…I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
my steadfast, sure love for David.
“Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways…
For As the heavens are higher that earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts [higher] than your thoughts.
…let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
“For as the rain the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower
and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
the mountains the hills before you shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the Lord, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
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