And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will…
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come, etc. Men's souls everywhere burn with a thirst for a good they have not. "Who will show us any good?" God has attended to the cry, and in doing so we discover his wonderful mercy -
I. IN THE PROVISION lie HAS MADE FOR IT. "The water of life."
1. The provision is exquisitely suitable. What can quench the thirst like water? What water is to the thirsty body, the gospel is to the ever craving soul, exquisitely fitted to meet the ease.
2. The provision is absolutely free. It is free to us all. "Whosoever will." All tribes and classes of men are included in this "whosoever." It is flee, without payment, "without money and without price." The provision is as free as the air we breathe.
II. IN THE PRESSING INVITATION TO THE PROVISION.
1. The Divine Spirit says, "Come." He is constantly wooing souls to this water of life.
2. The Christian Church says, "Come." The Church takes up the invitation of the Spirit, repeats, and spreads it.
3. The mere hearer is commanded to say," Come." He on whose ear the distant echo of the word "Come" may fall, should take it up and voice it on. Thus infinite mercy has not only made such a provision, but sounds the invitation through the Spirit, through the Church, through all that hear. Come! come! come! He speaks to the world through a thousand voices. - D.T.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.