She said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? (John 4:11 NASB)
Yes, yes, I know this is still the woman of Samaria speaking here, but what a question.
I love that Jesus led her directly to this most important of all questions.
Where can I get living water?
And Jesus himself said a couple chapters over:
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.’ But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (John 7:37-39 NASB)
He is quoting from Isaiah. Let’s take a peek there.
‘For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring, And My blessing on your descendants; (Isaiah 44:3 NASB)
“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost. (Isaiah 55:1 NASB)
Jesus sits here with this most humble of audiences and announces the fulfillment of one of the greatest promises of the Holy Scriptures.
Not on loan for specific projects, as it was with the prophets and godly men of the past.
But a well – a spring – a river – flowing right out of your innermost being.
This is so exciting to me.
Back to the question – where do I get this water?
There is only two requirements – you must be thirsty and you must come!
As with a thirst for righteousness, so with a hunger for the Spirit. The hungry filled and the thirsty completely satisfied, if only they come to Jesus.
Are you thirsty today?
Are you a river of life to those around you today?
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See you tomorrow.