If Any Man Thirst

Christ’s words in John 7:37 are some of the most precious in all the word of God, and is among the most welcoming of gospel invitations.  None are exempted from His gracious words; the only qualification is that a man must thirst.  He must recognize his guilt, his need of salvation, his need for deliverance from the terrible dominion of sin, and Christ will show Him mercy.  As water is a necessity to physical life, and as it enlivens the parched ground, so Christ’s grace is an absolute necessity to spiritual life, and we can only be enlivened to live for God by Him.