Living water from Jesus

September 12th, 2012

This morning my wife and I were reading the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. It is found in John 4:1-14.

As we read the story we see that Jesus asks the lady to draw some water for Him. As the conversation progresses they end up talking about living water.

What did Jesus mean by “living water”? In the Old Testament, many verses speak of thirsting after God as one thirsts for water (Psalm 42:1; Isaiah 55:1; Jeremiah 2:13; Zechariah 13:1).

God is also called the fountain of life (Psalm 36:9) and the fountain of living water (Jeremiah 17:13). The Book of Revelation also has a number of references to living water (Revelation 21:6, 22:17)

In saying he would bring living water that could forever quench a person’s thirst for God, Jesus was claiming to be the Messiah. Only the Messiah could give this gift that satisfies the soul’s desire.

If you are thirsty for God I would encourage you to turn to Jesus today. He will satisfy your soul like He did for me.

God Bless,
Dave