Calvary Baptist Church

An Independent Baptist Church in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

Come to Me God says . . . Listen and Live

Isaiah 55:1-2

NLT 1 “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink—even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk—it’s all free! Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to Me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food.

Food and drink costs money, as a trip to the supermarket will prove, and it lasts only for a short time. Not only that but it meets only our physical needs.

But GOD offers us nourishment that feeds our soul. How do we get this nourishment? Firstly we are to come to Him [55:1]. Secondly we are to listen to Him [55:2]. These are two very important components in the Christian life—coming to Him daily and listening as He speaks [through His Word]. In fact, we will starve spiritually without this food  as surely as we would starve physically without our daily bread.

And the exciting part is that this spiritual nourishment is free [55:1] . . . Isaiah proclaims that it is all free! Now there aren't too many free things left in this world and this has to be the most significant of all free gifts . . . FOR in THIS you will FIND LIFE!

Let us never forget that reconciliation with GOD is for everyone and it has no cost [for the recipient], even though it cost the LORD everything [the death of GOD’s Son on the Cross].