“You say, ‘I wish my cup would run over!’ What are you doing with it? ‘I am trying to empty it of my old sins.’ That will not make it run over. ‘I have been washing it with my tears.’ That will not make it run over. Do you know the only way of having joy and peace in your heart? What would you do with an empty cup if you were thirsty? Would you not hold it under a fountain until it was full? That is what you must do with your poor, dry, empty soul. Come and receive of Jesus, grace for grace. . . . Hold your empty cup under the stream of divine fullness, which flows to the guilty through Jesus Christ, and you also shall joyfully say, ‘My cup overflows.’ May the Lord pour his mercy into you, for Jesus’ sake.”
C. H. Spurgeon, The Treasury of the Old Testament (London, n.d.), II:467.