Isaiah 55:1: “Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.
The Lord has set before us a banqueting table, and all are invited. The Lord has thrown the feast of all feasts, and all are invited. The Kingdom of God has been made freely available to all who wish to join. The beautiful thing is that we all have a seat of honor. We have nothing to bring to the table, yet we are seated as the guest of honor at this banquet. Our seating arrangements here are divinely orchestrated as a gift of grace, paid in full on our behalf. Here, the sinners and the poor are welcomed.
This table is set out for those who hunger for things that are not provided by this world. At this table, the cups overflow, and the meat and milk satisfy in supernatural ways. There is provision for every spiritual need. Here, everything tastes sweeter and provides complete satisfaction. Nothing can compare to these treats. Here, we can taste and see that the Lord is good. Here is a passage from the Benson commentary on Isaiah 55:1.
Ho, every one- Not only Jews, but Gentiles; that thirsteth- For the grace of God, and the blessings of the gospel; that desires them sincerely and earnestly, is active and diligent in the pursuit of them, and cannot be satisfied without enjoying them; come ye to the waters- Where you may drink and be refreshed: come and partake of the graces and comforts of God’s Spirit, frequently compared to water in the Scriptures, and here designed by the other metaphorical expressions which occur in the next clause. And he that hath no money- Even those who are most poor in the world, and those who are most worthless and wicked, if they do but thirst, shall be welcome. Come ye, buy and eat- That is come and receive that which is freely offered to you, and which you shall as freely partake of, and enjoy as your own, as if you had bought and paid the full price for it. Buy wine and milk- Here put for all sorts of provisions, which are also to be understood of spiritual and gospel blessings, as is evident from the following words: as if he had said, These blessings shall not only refresh you, but they shall cheer you like wine, and nourish you like milk.
Everyone is born with an innate hunger and thirst, although it is through grace that we recognize that this hunger and thirst can only be satisfied by God. When we realize that true satisfaction only can come from the Lord Most High, we begin to stuff ourselves to overflow with the treats made available at the banqueting feast held at the table of God.