LISTEN NOW! Steve, John, and Pat have an encouraging conversation as Steve shares what the Lord shared to him in his abiding time. It is always exciting to see how God reveals deeper understanding into a scripture that we may have already read many times before. The gospel of John shares an encounter that Jesus has with a woman at a well. Jesus was thirsty and asked her for a drink. She focused on Jesus’ the fact that Jesus did not have anything in which to gather water to drink from. Jesus begins a conversation with this woman about who he is while she is still focused on his lack of a cup.
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life John 4:13-14
They share that both the woman and Jesus were talking about water. The difference is that one of the waters was dead and the other was living. When we taste the living water of Jesus, we will never thirst for the dead waters of men. The water of men puts a fire out while the water of Jesus stokes the fire in us for more of him. The living water of Jesus both fills you and causes you to thirst for more of Jesus. They continue to share that the devil will always seek to deceive with a copy of what is real and true. It may sound the same, it may even look the same but, ultimately, it is the opposite of what Jesus has for you. Religion is dead but Jesus is alive. There are the dead words of men and there are the living words of Jesus Christ. Taste and see that Jesus is alive. Drink from his water and never thirst again for what is dead.
Jesus & Woman at the Well