“The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”Isaiah 58:11
Do you ever feel as though you are wandering through a barren desert? Does your thirsty soul long for something more in a “dry and weary land where there is no water” (Psalm 63:1)? Have you been looking to the waters of this world to satisfy, only to be left wanting? Benjamin Franklin famously said in the 1700s, “When the well is dry, we will know the worth of water.” The believer in Jesus knows this to be deeply true.
In John 4 Jesus said that those who drink the waters of this world will thirst again, but those who drink the water He gives will be satisfied. He is the spring whose waters never fail, and He invites us to come and freely drink the water of life (Revelation 22:17)!
Just as trees need water to survive and bear fruit, so we must soak in the Living Water and bear God-honoring fruit. As the earth opens wide to receive God’s gift of rain, so must our hearts break open to drink of His fertile, life-giving Word (see Deuteronomy 32:2). Through it, He causes rains of grace to fall upon our sun-scorched souls.
Those who drink the Living Water of God’s Word become “oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD, for the display of his splendor” (Isaiah 61:3b).
Bible In A Year
- Isaiah 55-56
- Psalm 98
- Acts 21