Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rivers of living water

Jan 16, 2010

The life of Jesus. Read Today: Rivers of living water; John 7:37-39

John 7:38 ESV
(38) Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'"

You want a flow of life to come out of you? If so then the only way that it can come is to have accepted Jesus. There is no other way. I did not say it, Jesus did, so do not get mad at me. And He was quoting the scripture. It is amazing how many people think that Christians are judgmental because we think we are the only ones going to heaven. If that is true, that Jesus is judgmental as well.

Bit the key here is the rivers of living water. To often we look at scriptures through our own eyes and see things. Here you will need to see it the way the people He was talking to saw it. Theirs was a desert culture. And to find a river was to find a good thing, it was a source of life. Jesus is telling us here that life will spring from us if we know Him. And the word translated believe here is better translated commit or put ones trust in.

Now the question is, what is flowing out of you? Do people want to drink of what you are drinking? Do you trust in Jesus? Are you committed to him?

Read for next time: Division among the people; John 7:40-44
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