Jesus Wants to Fill Us
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1
One day when His disciples had gone into the city to buy food, Jesus encountered a Samaritan woman at a well, and He said to her, “give Me a drink.” His request perplexed the woman. John 4:9 tells us about their conversation. She replied, “ ‘How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?’ For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.” In verse 10, Jesus replied, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water.” She said, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do you get that living water?”
Notice there are two conversations going on here: a natural one and a spiritual one. “Are you greater than our father Jacob,” she asked, “who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” Jesus said, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water I shall give him will never thirst. But the water I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” The New Living Translation replaces the word “fountain” with “fresh, bubbly spring.” What do you think of when you hear those words? I think of clear, cool water. A flood, however, brings to mind a dirty, murky swamp.
The Word of God is a spring of the water of life. So, when Jesus talks about “a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life,” He’s talking about the Word of God. Revelation 22:1 says a pure river of the Word of God proceeds from the throne of God. Verse 17 says, “And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.”
Are you thirsty for the water of life? Wouldn’t you like to have a fresh, bubbly spring of everlasting life inside of you every day? Maybe you’re dehydrated right now. Maybe the Devil has been flooding you with toxic lies and famishing your spirit by stealing God’s Word. Here’s the good news: God wants to quench your thirst right now; He wants to fill you up and speak to you. All you have to do is meditate on His Word.
God, I’m so thirsty for Your Word. As I read Your Word, give me a fresh, bubbly spring of the water of life. Satan has been flooding me with lies and temptation, and I need Your Word to fill me up. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
FOR FURTHER STUDY
Psalm 36:8–9; Isaiah 49:10; Revelation 21:6
Taken from It Is Written, a Gateway devotion.
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