Trying to Buy Salvation
Isaiah 55:1-13
Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat…

Mr. Webb-Peploe tells of a wealthy man whom he had never known to give five farthings a year in charity, who sent for him once when ill with paralysis. The man said to the minister, "I am afraid [ may die. I have sent for you that I may do what is right before God; I want to go to heaven, and I want you to take a hundred pounds for the poor." The man of God looked the sinner straight in the face and said, "Do you think you are going to buy your soul's way to glory with a dirty hundred pounds? Give your money where you like, I will not touch it." That was bitter medicine, but some diseases require sharp treatment. The man lived, and learned that salvation is not to be bought with money.

(Christian Budget.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: 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.

WEB: "Come, everyone who thirsts, to the waters! Come, he who has no money, buy, and eat! Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

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