I Will Give

THE Scriptures abound in testimony as to the readiness of the Lord to save, and show that salvation is absolutely an act of pure, unmerited mercy on the part of God. The Lord Jesus came to save sinners, He came to satisfy the thirsty soul, and glorify His God and Father in ministering to our need. He came to bring the poor sinner from that separation from God into which sin had brought him, and where the foolishness and presumption of his desperate heart had led him; Jesus came to bring the sinner out of that state, and to bring him to God, and to make him happy. He came, too, at the suited time. God had fully tested man by the law, and God had pronounced man "Guilty," not "Guilty" only, but also "without strength." But the Lord Jesus came to save, and no power could hinder His purpose. It is sweet to repeat His words, "The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." It was the express purpose for which He came from above. He came to declare the glorious message that "God is love." He, the sent One, declared, "God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
He did not spare the “living water," He gave it freely. Have you in your heart drunk" living water "? You know what natural thirst is! You have thirsted a thousand times, and probably will thirst again. Have you ever thirsted for that water whereof if you drink you will thirst nevermore? W. M.