thirst, is not the lack or absence of water in the body. the lack or absence of water in the body, is dehydration. thirst, is the lack or absence of water in the body, that you have been made sensible of. it is your awareness — your sense experience — of that lack, that constitutes thirst.
the lack or absence of God in the soul, is not thirst. thirst, is the lack or absence of God in the soul, that you have been made sensible of. it is your awareness — your sense experience — of that absence of God, that constitutes thirst.
men have drowned in their own ways and means, trying to quench this thirst, to no real satisfaction. accumulating wealth cannot satisfy the thirst of the soul. indulging in what one’s wealth can afford in carnal bodily pleasures, worldly comforts, and earthly conveniences, cannot give the soul its true satisfaction. knowledge and learning can neither fill this want; nor can mere religion; nor absolute power.
jesus said, “if anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink; he who believes in me, out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.” simple faith and child-like trust in jesus, the son of God and saviour of the world — this alone, can give the soul, real lasting satisfaction. faith, is a personal reliance on jesus, based upon who he is and what he has done, according to the written record, the scriptures or the bible.
none but christ can satisfy any man’s soul-thirst. putting your faith in jesus, is like buying, without money, as the scripture says, “ho! everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat. yes, come, buy wine and milk, without money, and without price.”