Sunday, July 5 2020 Devotional

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

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David."

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:1-3‬

St. Augustine, about the year 400 AD wrote, “You have made us for Yourself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You.“

We were created by God to know Him, to worship and serve Him. The purpose of our life is to give glory to God. Nothing less than that will ever really satisfy our hearts, which long to fulfill that purpose. Somehow deep inside we know that this is true.

But sin entered and began the process of corrupting our human nature. A part of that corruption is the perverse rebellion against God, the desire to be gods ourselves. We resent and reject His authority and His Law. We chafe under the very idea that at some point we will have to give an account to our Creator for what we did with the life He has loaned us.

And so we look constantly for some way to fill that vacuum inside our hearts, all the while aching with the restless longing to belong to the One who made us.

And then we hear His voice calling to us in the dark: "Come everyone who thirsts, come to the waters..."

Have you heard Him calling to You? Have you responded to His call? His voice has a way of cutting through the darkness and confusion. Our hearts, in spite of us, resonate with His Word.

“Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good...”

Jesus satisfies our thirsty soul. Our hearts find their rest in Him. Come to Him and rest!

Lord Jesus, forgive my rebellion and my perverse effort to fill my heart with everything but You. I know You have made me for Yourself. Fill my heart with your presence and be the Lord of my life. I surrender.

Pastor Dan Giles

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