I’ve never been a drinker. I would be called a teetotaler! I’ve had less then ten (small!) “for the stomach’s sake”. But I know there are those who can’t start their day without a drink or get through their day with one, two, three or more.
However, I could say that there are often days when I say, “I NEED A DRINK!” The Apostle Paul was also often in “thirst”. What am I thirsty for? Alcohol? Coke? Water? Coffee?
But if I drink of the above, I WILL be thirsty again, and again and again!
The Psalmist cries out (42:2), “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God”. Psalm 63:1, “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.” Psalm 143:6, “My soul longs for You like a thirsty land.”
Oh … that describes so many today … thirsty, but for what? They are in a barren, dry land and need a drink but either don’t know what they are thirsty for, don’t know where to look, not sure where to find drink or what it is that would quench their thirst!
Isaiah 55:1 gives us a clue. “Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters”. What? Where? Whom? If we don’t find the right kind of drink … we will die.
God has promised to “pour water on him who is thirsty” (Isaiah 44:3).
Jesus said (John 7:37), “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.”
JESUS is the water of life! If we drink of Him … we will NEVER thirst again! How do I know that? John 4 … Jesus met the woman at the well as she came to draw water. Jesus asked her for a drink and she, being a Samaritan, was astonished that He, a Jew, asked her for a drink because “Jews have no dealings with Samaritans” (v 9).
But Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water … whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
When we drink of Him, we will have eternal life! Our thirst will be quenched. Oh, in the natural we will be thirsty again … for water … and in our spiritual life we will be thirsty also and that is why we need to drink of Him every day!
If we go without drinking natural water we will become thirsty and eventually die if we don’t drink. The same is true of the Living Water, Jesus … if we don’t drink daily, we will become dry, parched and begin to shrivel up.
The Bible is our fountain from which to drink, so draw from the fountain of life.
Revelation 7:16 “They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore”.
Revelation 7:17, “For the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters.”
Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
Isaiah 21:14, “bring water to him who is thirsty”
We need water to live, to bathe, to drink, to cook, to grow food … drink often, drink deeply, share willingly of the eternal life-giving water!