Posts Tagged ‘Proverbs 23:23’

To the Thirsty

March 10, 2010

WAIT and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]. -Isa 55:1

The invitaion is to the thirsty, to come to the waters. To come, buy and eat — to buy with no money. What is being bought and eaten?

Buy the truth and sell it not; not only that, but also get discernment and judgment, instruction and understanding. -Prov 23:23

Diligently seek the truth as one would seek hidden treasure -Mt 13:44;Prov 2:1-5

I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. -Jn 14:6

Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. -Jn 17:17

And He [further] said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I [Myself] will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life. -Rev 21:6

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy]. -Isa 55:2

The invitation is to the thirsty, the hungry  – but it does not say to eat and drink whatever is set before you. EAT ONLY WHAT IS GOOD, only what the Lord Jesus Christ sets before you Himself!

You must distinguish[to divide; separate, discriminate, differ, select, set apart] between the holy[apartness, holiness, sacredness, separateness] and the common[unholy, profane, common, sand], between the unclean[ethically and religiously impure] and the clean[pure physically; clean morally, ethically] … -Lev 10:10

Do not labor for food that perishes! Seek the bread of heaven, the one true bread, Jesus the bread of life. Keep His commandments and live. Guard His teachings as the apple of your eye, as your most prized possession. -Prov 7:2

Guard your heart, eat only what is good, for from it flow the springs of life.


John 6:24-35 So when the people saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Caper’na-um, seeking Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, YOU SEEK ME, NOT BECAUSE YOU SAW THE SIGNS, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you; for on him has God the Father set his seal.” 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30 So they said to him, “THEN WHAT SIGN DO YOU DO, THAT WE MAY SEE  AND BELIEVE YOU? What work do you perform? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, `HE GAVE THEM BREAD FROM HEAVEN TO EAT.’” 32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “LORD, GIVE US THIS BREAD ALWAYS.” 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.

Matthew 4:3-4 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’

Proverbs 4:20-23 My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to the whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for from it flow the springs of life.


Notice John 6 — what Jesus told those seeking a sign. Power, miracles & signs and wonders will not be ‘THE SIGN’. True bread is the sign.

“Lord, give us this bread always.”