GIVE US WATER TO DRINK
Man can do without food much longer than he can water. Animals will kill in the defense of a water hole. Water is a must in every person's life. There is nothing that will take the place of a good cool drink of water. Many songs and stories have been written about water. Here in America we are blessed to have good drinking water whereas in many parts of the world the water is bad.
In 1 Timothy 5:23, Paul told Timothy, "Drink no longer water but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and your often infirmities." Water did not help Timothy but he needed something in addition. Wine was used at that time as a medicine.
Water is mentioned nearly one hundred times in the Bible. Psalms 22:14 says, "I am poured out like water," speaking of his anguish, and in Psalms 23:2, he says, "He leads me by the still waters," referring to the peace of our Lord. While the writer of Pr. 5:15 tells us to drink from our own cisterns in 9:17 he says stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knows not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
Jeremiah 2:13 makes a very serious statement, For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken the fountain of living waters and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. Jeremiah 17:13 tells us, The Lord is the fountain of living water.
Jesus was in Samaria by the well known as Jacob's well when a woman of Samaria came for water and Jesus said in John 4:10, If you knew the gift of God and who it is that said to thee, Give me to drink; thou would have ask of him, and he would give thee living water. In verse 15 the woman not knowing what Jesus meant said Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here to draw.
Jesus began in verse 14 and said, But whosoever drinks 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. The woman said, Sir give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
The Samaritan woman was like many today. She at first didn't understand that there is water that sustains the physical body and there is water that sustains the spirit of man. The greatest need we have in the world today is for each of us to go to the fountain of living water and drink from the fountain that erases the thirst, the pain and guilt that is destroying both body and soul of all mankind.
As the physical body must have water to survive so must the spirit of man have spiritual water to survive. Rev. 22:17 has the most beautiful invitation ever given; And the Spirit and the bride say, come. And let him that hearth say come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Are you thirsty? There is a drink of living water awaiting everyone