Jesus asked the woman at the well for a drink of water. Surprised that a Jew would talk to a Samaritan, she asked Him why He was asking her for water. He replied: " Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." (vv. 10, 13-14). Notice the distinction between "this water' and "the water I give." Jesus wasn't discussing regional water qualities. He was talking about her five failed marriages and the man she was currently living with. The truth is, she had no idea how or where to find the satisfaction she'd thirsted for. One disappointing relationship after an-other; no matter how often she drank from "this water' her thirst could not be satisfied. And her response to each failed relationship was another failed relationship—supposing, as we often do, that doing more of what doesn't work will eventually make it work! Jesus wasn't criticizing her lack of morals. No, He was offering her the only real cure for emptiness. "Anyone who drinks the water...I give will never thirst again." Whatever you're looking to for fulfillment—drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, serial relationships, money, or popularity—it's all water that can never satisfy. Focusing your life on Jesus, spending time with Him, talking with Him, and "drinking in" His Word daily will absolutely fill the void within you.
"For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death." (Psalm 48:14)
Indeed, all the earth knows of His righteousness and is filled with His amazing glory! All His splendor and might exceeds all imagination. Such is our God. And He will guide us into His everlasting glory!
Week #44 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 34-36
Monday: (History) 2 Chronicles 29-32
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 125-127
Wednesday: (Poetry) Ecclesiastes 3-4
Thursday: (Prophecy) Zephaniah
Friday: (Gospels) Acts 11-12
Saturday: (Letters) James 4-5