It quenches the thirst of the soul
(Horatius Bonar, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ")
"My blood is the true drink!" John 6:55
The blood of the Lamb contains the true drink for the
soul. It quenches the thirst of the soul--the
of parching produced by an evil conscience and a sense
of wrath. It removes the wrath and the sense of wrath,
by showing us that wrath transferred to the Substitute.
It relieves the conscience when first we come into
contact with it; and it keeps it relieved from day
to day, as we drink it by faith.
It is 'the true drink.'
It is like cold water to the thirsty lips under a
scorching sun. Nothing but the blood can allay
this thirst; nothing else can be . . .
drink for the soul,
drink for the intellect,
drink for the conscience,
drink for the heart!