Lev. 27:14 - Num. 1:54
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On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a
loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." 39
By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were
later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since
Jesus had not yet been glorified.
stood up on the last and greatest day of the Feast of Tabernacles and
offered "living water" for all who were thirsty. He said, "Come to me
and drink." He promised that belief in him would result in a stream
of living water flowing from within the believer. From and within! The Spirit that Jesus was offering would well up within the innermost part of the believer's being and flow outward.
Response and Action:
in Jesus is the solution for my thirsty heart. How can I come to
Jesus and drink? I can come to before him in worship and surrender. I
can read and take in his teachings recorded in scripture. I can
reflect on his many interactions with people recorded in the gospels. I
can call out to him in prayer. I can obey him, heed his warnings,
cling to his promises, and follow his example. For years and years I
have been coming to Jesus in these ways and I have indeed found cool
water for my soul.
God, thank you for Jesus. Keep the cool and living water of the
Spirit he gives flowing in my being. May that stream not only satisfy
my thirst, may it also flow out of me and be a source of life and hope
to everyone around me. Help me to be a blessing to my family,
friends, and neighbors through the living stream of your Spirit. Amen.
Spiritual Formation Verses:
Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the
water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to
Streams of Living Water
by Richard Foster