Daily Devotion Thursday, January 23

Thursday, January 23, 2014 – Psalm 36; Genesis 11:1-9; Hebrews 6:13-20 and John 4:1-15

John 4:1-15 – 7A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8(His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) 9The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) 10Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11The woman said to him, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?” 13Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” 15The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.”

The other day I read an article about when and how much water we should drink in a day. What the article pointed out is the benefits of drinking water as well as the importance of when to drink water. What I remember is a couple of glasses of water in the morning, one before a meal and one before you to bed at night. Bottom line for me is that I don’t drink enough water.

Now how does that relate to our text today. Well, it seems to me that Jesus came to offer us the spiritual gifts of God; living water. The woman was only thinking about actual water. Even in the end she says; “give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.” She was focused on the physical not the spiritual.

Too often this is the way with me. I focus upon the physical or actual and not the spiritual. Jesus came to offer us living water. What is this living water? It’s the ongoing, permanent relationship with God offered us through His Son, Jesus Christ. Even in this ongoing relationship we’ll need to drink water, go to the well yet we’ll sense God’s everlasting connection with us given us through His Son.

Today make it a goal to drink several glasses of water and make it your goal to drink deeply of the spiritual water God gives us through Christ. Reach deep down into this well and drink of all that God gives us through Christ.

Psalm 36 – 5   Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
6   Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your judgments are like the great deep;
you save humans and animals alike, O LORD.

7   How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

O God, thanks for the living water offered through Your Son. May I drink deeply of this water for only drinking of this spiritual water will my thirst be quenched. Amen.

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