Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jesus as Living Water

Water is the one thing every living creature needs for survival.  But not just any water.  If the water is contaminated, you just might die.  We often drink from contaminated water in the form of materialism, illicit sex, drunkenness, drug abuse, etc. 

Sin can be described as trying to meet a legitimate need in an illegitimate manner.  Our creator God knows what is best for us and wants to be the One we come to for pure water.

Jeremiah 2:13 describes Jehovah God as the fountain of Living Water.  God confronts His people for digging their own leaky wells.  In other words, when we try to get our needs met apart from God, those are leaky cisterns and not the true well of living water.   God wants us to drink from Him!

In John 4:7-19 Jesus confronts the woman who had tried to get her need for love met by 6 different men.  He invites her to drink from Him:  the Living Water.  We often turn to other people to fill our cup, when only Jesus can do that.

In John 7:37-38 Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as the living water that can work in us and through us from the inside out!  We need the power of the Holy Spirit to help us look to God to meet our deepest needs.

So here we have the full Trinity described as the Living Water:  God the Father in Jeremiah 2; God the Son in John 4; and God the Holy Spirit in John 7.  Come to God and drink from Him every day, to meet your deepest needs!

For more on how you can experience Jesus as your living water, listen to my sermon at http://www.livinghopeathens.org/category/sermons/