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Springing Up to Eternal Life

August 19, 2019

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Springing Up to Eternal Life

Some people say,  “A picture is worth more than a thousand words.”     And, that is true in all sorts of situations.     But, when Jesus paints a word picture,  the  picture He  paints has a much greater depth  of personal meaning — far beyond words.     His message  is too great for mere human words.     That is why Jesus painted a picture  for the Samaritan woman at the well,  when He says in John 4:13-14,

Everyone  who drinks  of this water  shall thirst again;   but  whoever drinks of the water  that I shall give him  shall never thirst,  but  the water that I shall give him  shall become  in him  a well of water  springing up to eternal life.

The earthly water we drink every day  (and need)  satisfies our physical needs  for a relatively short time.     The water that Jesus gives us  is the truth of His salvation  as spelled out for us  in His word — the Bible.     When the message of God’s salvation  in Jesus Christ  is taken into our souls  and we realize  the greatness of God’s love for us — and the awesomeness of a real,  honest-to-goodness,  eternal salvation — then,  we are drinking of God’s living waters.

When we are receiving God’s truths  into our hearts,  where we trust  them,  we are being satisfied  with the acknowledgment of God’s saving love  for us  as an individual.     Once  our spiritual  longing has been quenched  in the realization  that God has loved us all along,  we will no longer have that emptiness and  deadness  of not knowing God  as our heavenly Father.     Instead,  the truths of God’s word  will satisfy our souls  and give us an inner  joy that will keep on springing up  as we face our new challenges,  trials,  and tribulations for the day.

We need to see and remember  who gives us that word of salvation.     It is not a mere man.     Jesus said,  “…the water that I shall give him.”     It is God who speaks to us  in His word,  the Bible.     As we study God’s word,  we need to listen  to what God is saying.     Ask God to open our hearts and minds  to receive His word  in the right way.

When we realize the gift of salvation Jesus has simply given us  by His grace,  that knowledge  of our salvation  will become,  “a well of water springing up  to eternal life.”     God’s words give life  to our souls.     The water is free and abundant.     It give us joy and peace,  now and for all eternity.

Note where this living water Jesus gives  will become a  “well of water”.     It will be  “in him”in us.     Way deep down  in our inner being  we will know eternal life — we will know God saves us  in Jesus Christ.     That is why God’s saving  word will keep on  “springing up”   in our every need,  until we reach  “eternal life”.

Receiving the grace  of God’s word to us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  give us Your water of life.     Quench our inner thirst  for Your truths,  so that we may rest  in knowing Your eternal love.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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