Isaiah Describes the True Redeemer
After he had described the true Redeemer and helped people to understand the deliverance which could he expected from Him, Isaiah then cried out to the people in a great invitation. “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters.” He explained to them that it was their responsibility to accept personally the salvation which was offered.
He used an illustration, saying just as thirsty people go to take water, and hungry people buy bread, so must we be active in seeking and 18 receiving what we need from God. We know that the body needs water and food, but deep inside us there is another thirst, another hunger.
Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely pardon.
And, after the great invitation, the prophet adds another beautiful promise
You will go out in joy.
And be led forth in peace.