"Ho, everyone that thirsteth..."
"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness..."
"...come ye to the waters..."
"...for they shall be filled."
"...and he that hath no money..."
"Blessed are the poor in spirit..."
"...come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price."
"...for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Jesus offers salvation to those who recognize their total inadequacy and poverty of spirit, and satisfies those who thirst for His presence and His Word, who hunger for the Bread of Life. He calls us to leave off striving for that which does not satisfy, to turn from our own way, and to seek Him and "hearken diligently" unto Him. When a soul seeks for Him with his whole heart, He will be found. When he comes to Christ for fulfilment, he will have it-- "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (John 4:14).
D.L. Moody put it well when he said, "God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves." God desires us to be emptied of ourselves, to realize the spiritual poverty of our hearts, and to drink freely of the Living Waters that He offers us through His Son!