Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters

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 (Isaiah 55:1 KJV)

The Father extends a divine invitation to every thirsty man or woman to come to the waters. This verse does not describe the specific kind of water source, but scriptures show us it could be fountains, wells, or even rivers. Can you picture the Lord by a well in a desert, asking passersby dying of thirst to stop by the well and get a drink? And for free!

Who are the thirsty men and women out there the Lord is inviting to the abundance of waters? Thirst, in general, refers to human needs and, more specifically, spiritual needs in this verse. Man’s greatest need is a restoration of His relationship with God, Who is life. Man is dead without God. The sinner’s greatest need is not healing of their bodies, financial prosperity, breakthroughs, etc. Our most pressing need, a true spiritual emergency, is to be restored to God and saved from sin, death, and the lake of fire.

The Lord has made provisions to meet this deeply seated human need. Forgiveness and salvation can be obtained FREE in Christ. We drink the waters of life freely the day we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. We paid nothing. 

The water was FREE! 

God forgave our sins freely.

We are children of God, filled with the Spirit and forever restored in relationship with the Father.


What is the spiritual meaning of thirst, waters, and drinking in the verse above?


Before salvation, we were indeed the living dead! Many people are hungry and thirsty out there and do not even know what they need. They think it is more money, better relationships, career advancements, etc. There is a thirst in people’s hearts that nothing other than the living waters in Christ can quench. You are God’s fountain of living waters to the dying world. Give living waters to the lost around you. Save the lost!


Thank the Father for the living waters we have in Christ. 

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