You know the saying, “Nothing is for free.” Even if someone is giving out ‘free’ stuff, someone had to pay for it to be free.
Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. Isaiah 55:1-2
Nothing here on earth is for free, but in His Kingdom? It is. Now I’m not saying free stuff like you see nowadays, especially with what’s going in the news and people taking what they want by force. No, His freedom goes beyond all that.
Verse two in Isaiah 55 sounds like the bread isn’t food, but it’s other things that the world wants you to buy that isn’t substantial. And like the saying “all that glitters isn’t gold.” It’s only pretend, not fort real. Why would anyone want something that’s fake in place of the real thing that’s far more precious?
On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.” John 7:37
Jesus wasn’t the sort to make money off of hungry and thirsty people desperate for fresh food and drink only that He could give them if they believed. That was all that was required.
Till Jesus wills it,