Wednesday, December 01, 2021


The Lord Jesus, after a long journey through Samaria, sat by a water well as He waited for His disciples to return from buying food.

A Samaritan woman came by the well to draw water for herself and He asked her for a drink of water. She, knowing the customs of the day, was surprised because Jews had no dealings with Samaritans. 

Because of this, she asked Him how he could expect her to draw water for Him when their cultural identities forbade interaction.

Jesus responded to her by telling her that if she knew who was asking her for a drink, she would have asked Him and He would have given her living water. In John 4 verse 10, Jesus  said to her;

“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.

Jesus, in this passage, revealed a profound spiritual truth about how the Holy Spirit was going to fill people and that the Spirit of God would be a spring of living water who would well up to eternal life in those who believed in Jesus.

This concept was further clarified by Jesus in John 7 verse 37 - 39 as he taught  around the temple courts in Jerusalem. The passage says this;

 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Here, the Lord Jesus again used the imagery of  living water flowing like a river inside of us when we believed in Him. 

The apostle John, writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, resolves for us in this passage, that the living water is, in fact, the Holy Spirit with whom those who believed in Jesus are filled.

Bless the great Lord of Heaven and earth, who gives us living water and whose Spirit then seals  us till the day of redemption.


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