How to Enjoy God
A Gracious Invitation
And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely (Rev. 22:17)
The Bible not only makes known our wants, but tells us where they may be supplied. Without water our bodies perish. Without the Living Water our souls are consumed with thirst. All man’s spiritual needs are met and satisfied by Christ.
I. The Blessing—‘Water.’
Water is cleansing. Christ cleanses from sin.
Water is satisfying. Christ meets our yearning after God.
Water is beautifying and productive. Christ makes us holy, beautiful, useful.
II. The Characters Invited:
The thirsty, ‘Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness.’
The whole of the race, ‘Whosoever will.’ If any go away thirst, it is not for want of an invitation, but because they will not drink of the Water of Life.
III. The Agency Employed:
The Spirit. The Holy Spirit is continually pressing home this invitation.
The Bride—the Church. Not any particular section or sect, but the Universal Church of Christ. ‘All who love and serve the Lord Jesus.’
This soul-satisfying Water of Life is the free gift of God. It is an inexhaustible Fountain, which can never fail. Obey the invitation Drink, and your thirst shall be eternally quenched, your soul eternally satisfied.
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