A garden enclosed
Is my sister, my spouse,
A spring shut up,
A fountain sealed.
A fountain of gardens,
A well of living waters,
And streams from Lebanon.
Song of Songs 4:12, 15 NKJV
As I dug around in the Word for this phrase “Living Water” I was struck by a couple of references in Jeremiah
For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns--broken cisterns that can hold no water. - Jeremiah 2:13
I know, I know, this is a series about the Song of Songs – the worlds greatest love song, and here I am on Valentines week getting ready to talk about walking away from the ever flowing fountain of living water and trying catch the worlds water in our leaky buckets, but here we are. And there it is.
It was a tough time in Israel’s history, but God, their God, their Father has a harsh word for his people.
Jesus opens up this idea of living water when He says:
"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will 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 7:38-39
Have you ever been there?
Have you ever turned to the leaky bucket of the world to fill that place – that God shaped place? [Tweet This]
It’s a very simple message today.
Come to the Fountain of Living Water – that fountain that never will run dry.
Let it bubble up inside you and fill you till you flow over to your friends, family, and all who come your way.
Stop resisting the Holy Spirit.