The Desire to Bring Something to Christ
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…

I dare say in this congregation I have a hundred different phases of this singular fatuity of man — the desire to bring something to Christ. "Oh, ' says one, "I would come to Christ, but I have been too great a sinner.' Self again, sir, your being a great sinner has nothing to do with that. Christ is a great Saviour, and however great your sin, His mercy is greater than that. He invites you simply as a sinner. Another says, "Ah, but I do not feel it enough." Self again. He does not ask yon about your feelings; He simply says, "Look unto Me and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth." "But, sir, I cannot pray." Self again. You are not to be saved by your prayers; you are to be saved by Christ, and your business is simply to look to Christ; tie will help you to pray afterwards. But, says another, "if I felt as So-and-so did. Self again. "Yes," you say, "I think He would receive anybody but me." Please, who gave you any leave to think at all in the matter? Does He not say, "Him that cometh unto Me I will in nowise cast out"? Give up thinking, and believe. Are your thoughts as God's thoughts, "But," says one, "I have sought Him, but I have not found Him." Can you truly say that you have come to Christ with nothing in your hand, and have looked alone to Him, and yet He has cast you away T Do you dare to say that? No: if God's Word be true, and you are true, you cannot say that. If you will come down to this prince," and take Christ for nothing, just as He is, "without, money and without price," you shall not find Him a hard Master.

( C. H. Spurgeon.)

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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