The World’s Water
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woman at the well – study 5
And Jesus needs must go through Samaria.. Jesus therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus on the well. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith unto her, ‘Give me to drink’ – and Jesus answered and said unto her:-“Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again:..”
How true a statement Jesus said to the thirsting woman: Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again. No matter from what earthly wells you sip, you will never be satisfied – NEVER. Oh you may achieve a momentary, mediocre measure of fulfilment or gratification, but this worlds dainty delights are drawn from broken cisterns of brackish waters. Earth’s empty promises are vain vows.. puffs of smoke from a raging, sulfuric fire. The soul can never find deep delight and sustained satisfaction in such gaudy charms. The human heart only finds growing discontent from this worlds goods and dainties. For whosoever drinketh of this water shall indeed thirst again.
Money, power and strength can never feed a soul that is made in the Divine image. Fame, food or sex can never assuage the deep desires and demands of the heart. The soul is immortal. The saved soul is celestial and spiritual.. It can never be filled with the secular and terrestrial. The carnal can’t be satisfied – EVER. Many of this world gifts are not bad in themselves, but all have been tainted with sin – and all are insufficient to quench the hearts deepest needs. Nothing less than God Himself can answer the cries and the craving of humankind. Nothing but the Divine Waters of Life can satiate the soul’s deepest yearnings.
Were florid path strewed with diamonds and gold and the finest of silken thread.. were buildings constructed of the most delicately carved marble and oaken beams.. were panniers of the most delicious fruit and sweetmeats to grace the richly plenished table.. were brimming baskets-full of delicate blossoms to perfume the breezy air – the heart would remain deeply dissatisfied were God excluded from the scene. For whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again. – Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity,” Eccl.1:2
“Ah yes,” you may say, “but at least the preacher had his fill of joys while upon earth – let us eat and drink and make merry today. Who cares if tomorrow we die. I have secured for myself eternal life.” O fools, and slow of heart to believe ALL that the prophets have spoken: Luke 24:25. Do these words of Christ not also apply to all God’s Words of Scripture? Has God not placed His Word in the highest position, even above His own name?
What do the Scriptures teach about the importance of faith? Does it not say that faith is evidence of things not seen? Does not His Word say that the heart cannot imagine the wonders that He has prepared? There is no satisfaction in this world’s offerings. The earth is passing and all its treats, The end of all flesh is before me.. Gen.16:13. If this were so in the days of Noah – how much more now as we wait for His return. Lay up for yourself treasure in heaven” and “do not touch the flesh-pots of Egypt – for whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again.
Though you were to pass from one earthly water-spring to another earthly water-spring.. though you were blown to and fro by the winds of passion and desire.. though you were to sip the sweetest honey from all and any worldly cups – the end would be only a dissatisfied heart and a shipwrecked soul. Eternal life for the believer.. yes, but at what enormous, unfathomable cost? God is weaning us ALL away from the support and the supply of todays passing pleasures.
He is removing every semblance of comfort from our lives, to rely on Him alone. He knows that whosoever drinks of this world’s water shall thirst again. but whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:14 For as it is written: eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Cor.2 :9 Whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst.
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