In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.…
The Christian has a fens perennis within him. He is satisfied from himself. The men of the world borrow all their joy from without. Joy wholly from without is false, precarious, and short. Like gathered flowers, though fair and sweet for a season, it must soon wither and become offensive. Joy from within is like smelling the moss on the tree, it is more sweet and fair, and I must add that it is immortal.
(H. G. Salter.)As the Scripture hath said. — The reference is not to any one isolated passage, but to the general tenor of such passages as Isaiah 58:11; Zechariah 14:18, taken in connection with the original image (Exodus 17:6; Numbers 20:11).
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