December 6

DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 36:1-23; Daniel 3:1-30; 2 John:1-13

If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. John 7:37 

Only the thirsty need apply: those not thirsty for righteousness neither seek for it, nor would stoop for it if they found it. Satisfying water is available for all who realize their need for the good news from a far country, which is like cold water to the thirsting soul. Over all of earth’s streams are written: “Thirst again.” Only the Lord Jesus could say, “whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again” (John 4:13- 14). Are you thirsty? “Let the one who desires take the water of life without price” (Revelation 22:17). —E. Van Ryn

I came to Jesus, and I drank Of that life-giving stream.
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, And now I live in Him.
—Horatius Bonar