Jeremiah 17: 13 “Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the Lord.”
This verse stood out to me. The Lord is comparing Himself to water. He is the Living Water.
He has said it before back in chapter 2:13: “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”
In Jeremiah, the water references were mentioned during a physical drought, as the Lord was showing Judah how their hearts were related to the land: dry, cracked, with no hope of vegetation to sustain those to come.
The same idea is echoed in John 7:38: “He who believes in me, as the scriptures said,’From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'” Here, we see Living Water personified offering Himself to the people and they still reject it. The Pharisees wanted to kill Him.
In John 4, Jesus offers the Living Water to a woman and she embraces it, allows it to water her soul, and then goes and shares it with others.
So, I started thinking about water.
Water is important.
Between 50 and 75 percent of my body is water. 70 percent of the earth is water.
Water, the property abundant that we can see, touch, ingest. It’s this amazing thing that can be a solid, a liquid or a gas. It’s triune property brings me back to the Triune God again.
Water is a major theme in the Bible. The following are just a few that pop into my mind:
The spirit moving over the water, the flood, rainbows, water for Hagar in the dessert, Rebekah waters the camels, Isaac digging wells, Moses from the water, Moses and Joshua crossing seas and rivers, leading us beside still waters, water into wine, fishers of men, water and blood out of His side, a voice like water, the crystal sea…
16 They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat;17 for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be theirshepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes. (Revelation 7:16-17)
Wow. Water. I’m simply amazed.