The bread that satisfies
Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink—even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk—it’s all free! Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food. “Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David. Isaiah 55:1-3 NLT
The offer of salvation through the grace of God accomplished for us by the servant of the Lord is not a theory. It’s an experience that God wants us to enjoy freely. God’s invitation to enter into a relationship with Him is not easy to let pass and is too good to refuse. But once confronted by God’s offer, there should be no delay in accepting His offer. This is what Isaiah was alluding to from the text. God’s invitation for all of humanity to come to Him should be the message that needs to be heard. We cannot just sit idly when the offer is given because the alternative will be of no match to what God alone could provide. “‘Jesus replied, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty’” (John 6:35). In another instance, it said, “‘Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, ‘Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! He said, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink’” (John 7:37). Real Christianity flows out through what Jesus offers. It is an experience that comes from what He provides and not what we can acquire on our own. It is unbelief that will hinder us from experiencing what God offers. We cannot earn it; “Come and drink—even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk—it’s all free!” (Isaiah 55:1). What is stopping you from running to Him? If it does not come from God it will not satisfy. “Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good?” (Isaiah 55:2).