Wash and be clean, drink and be refreshed

On that day a fountain will be opened … to cleanse them from sin and impurity.(Zechariah 13:1)

“Jesus is a fountain containing all good, and flowing with streams of richest, choicest blessings. Nothing can be needed — but Jesus has it. Nothing can be desired that has a tendency to make us blessed — but Jesus has promised to bestow it. Here we may wash and be clean. Here we may drink and enjoy immortal health. Here we may live and find every needful good. This fountain flows in streams as clear as crystal, making glad the city of God.

Why then should we live smarting under the wounds of sin, or groaning beneath its load? Behold, the living, the open fountain — wash and be clean, drink and be refreshed. Why should we complain of spiritual need, or groan in indigence and poverty? Let us go to Jesus. His immortal fullness contains all we can need, and he bids us come and take freely. Come, then, and supply all your needs; come, drink and forget your poverty, and remember your misery no more.”

— James Smith “The Love of Christ: The Fullness, Freeness, and Immutability of the Savior’s Grace Displayed”

(HT: Of First Importance)

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

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