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Where Then Do You Get That Living Water?

River of Living Water

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Spirit of God poured out on the people.

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?

Come to the fountainhead of living water and bring a big bucket! [Tweet This]

BenThanks for stopping in today.

See you tomorrow.


0 thoughts on “Where Then Do You Get That Living Water?

    1. Ben Nelson

      Yes indeed - Thanks Darrell - and welcome! I just let a few friends know about your "BUT" blog - we have been talking about an old sermon - you have to know where to put you buts' - about the But God scriptures. Your post fits right in.

  1. Chrystal

    I've always loved the image of living water.....just remembering the taste of a big cold glass of water when you're thirsty...."Stay Thirsty, My Friends" as the most interesting man in the world says....

  2. Caddo Veil

    I love that--"bring a BIG bucket"--yep, that's my style! Must be why I do close to 5 hours of online church every weekend--I just can't get enough, always thirsty for more of Jesus. In answer to your question, "I think, for the most part, I'm a river of living water for those around me."

    While, I'm here--thanks for your gracious offer to try to give me some IT help. I'm not sure you'll be able to--remember, I'm a star computer dweeb--but I'll email you some background info. You're a good little brother, that's for sure. God bless you and the fam BIG--love, old sis Caddo

  3. Debbie

    I love the requirements for getting living water .. .being thirsty and coming to Jesus! 🙂 Praying to stay thirsty and to encourage others to come too! God bless you!

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