This is what God gave me today in his word:
“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. (Isaiah 55:1-2)
Good question; “why is it that we continually try and buy food and water?”. Why do we continually try and work our way to Heaven? Why is it we don’t just look to Jesus and be given grace for free?
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:11-13)
Grace is a gift from God! Why is it that we seem to think that we need to do our part first and then let Jesus do the rest.
16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters.[a] And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:16-17)
1 As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God? (Psalm 42:1-2)
So what’s my point? That because we’re Christians and have grace we suddenly can sin and have it be fine? By no means! (Take a look at Romans 6), so what is my point?
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– (Ephesians 2:8)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
My point is simply this; we are saved not through what we have done or what we will do, but through what he (Jesus) has done! – And to say anything different, would be as good as saying; “No, I don’t think Jesus dying for me was enough. After all, I’m far more qualified than my maker to save myself.” And that just plain out doesn’t work.
You are loved!