Gene Benjamin II
Our Daily Drink – 7-18-10
Today’s drink is found in Isaiah 55, “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. 2Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance. 3Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you—the sure mercies of David. 4Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, a leader and commander for the people.” For your information friends, there is a famine of the word in the world today. Yahweh is here encouraging us to come to Him and drink of His word directly. This is not the time to be deceived by some preacher or teacher looking for your wallet instead of your heart. And look what you get, the same covenant that David had, the blessing of Yahweh, His kindness poured into your life. Look at one of the blessings involved in verse 5, “Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, and nations who do not know you shall run to you, because of Yahweh your Mighty One, and the Holy One of Israel; for He has glorified you.” Whole people groups will be coming to you to hear the word from Yahweh. You need to drink deeply at the well of life, so you will have a word to share with the thirsty nations.
And here’s what happens when you share the word Yahweh gives you to speak to the thirstly souls coming to you, “6Seek Yahweh while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to Yahweh, and He will have mercy on him; and to our Mighty One, for He will abundantly pardon. 8“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says Yahweh. 9“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. 10“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,”
And here’s the promise to the preacher, teacher, or evangelist of Yahweh, “11So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. 12“For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 13Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to Yahweh for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.” Yahweh’s benefit plan is unfathomable and His promises are true and everlasting, as solid as the sure mercies of David. The world cannot give you the joy, peace, or fruitfulness that the King of Kings can. He guarantees it.
John 7:37b-38, “Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.””