Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Psalm 36:7-9

How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.

I love this promise, that if we drink from the water Jesus gives us that we will never go thirsty. That he is the Fountain of Life. I love that he will stay true to his promise even at times if we do not. Because I can tell you that there have been times during my spiritual walk where I have felt thirsty. But it wasn’t because the Living Water wasn’t there, it was because I chose not to drink it. Let me ask you how are you doing right now, are you thirsty?

If things are going good in our lives we can tend to answer this question with a quick yes. But if all the things on the outside weren’t going well…maybe you’re having financial difficulty, or relationship difficulty or maybe it’s your health….could you answer the question in the same way? Sometimes circumstances cause confusion, masking itself as though our souls are fulfilled. When in reality if our circumstances change drastically, we would find ourselves feeling thirsty spiritually.

One of the things that stands out so much with the Israelites in the book of Deuteronomy is how many times God had warned them that when they got to the land he promised them not to forget him. They had become so reliant on God, he led them that 40 years with a cloud and gave them manna. During this time he taught them his ways, his holy days and he taught them on the Sabbath to only gather food for 6 days because the 7th was a Sabbath Day’s rest. He did this in order to test them that they would be faithful and in obeying him. We know how the story ends that they were not faithful to God. Later on in the Bible that he actually sent gave them a certificate of divorce because of their adultery. The Bible also tells us that the Israelites are set as an example to us. That we need to understand that we are going to be tempted in the same ways. At times when God has brought us to a place of complete humility in our circumstances we go to him, The Living Water, because we recognize thirst. But as everything seems like it’s going good, this is taken for granted and Satan deceives us with thinking that were satisfied, when in reality we are spiritually thirsty.

If we have mature ourselves to be consistent in our reliance on God during the good times and the bad, our intimacy with him will grow. Our souls will be full and we will truly never go thirsty. God will continue to reveal himself to us on deeper levels and bring us into deeper obedience to him as we purify ourselves.

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