Friday, February 10, 2012

Are you thirsty?

“Presently, when a woman of Samaria came along to draw water, Jesus said to her, Give Me a drink…..”   John 4:7  AMP

I must not get the idea that if I accept Jesus as my Savior my thirst will end.   If anything, it should increase.

Jesus, Himself was thirsty, as expressed in His words to the woman of Sychar, “Give Me a drink”.    We miss the point if we think Jesus was only physically thirsty. 

A greater thirst-----love----was burning inside of Him!

The two “thirst creators” of life are love and sin.   The woman symbolized the eternal dissatisfaction sin creates in us.    Jesus symbolized the eternal restlessness of love as He seeks to bless you.

It is not wrong to be dissatisfied, as long as the causes of that dissatisfaction are holy.  The woman was pitiable, not because she was driven by thirst, but because of what brought her to that thirst.   But Jesus was suffering the thirst that was commendable because His need was created by love.

Love makes us just as thirsty as sin does, and it drives us to seek satisfaction, as sin does.   But because love fulfills itself in the welfare of others, and not for itself, it is holy and ennobling.    Jesus and the woman came from opposite spectrums, driven by thirst, until each found the other and became satisfied.

I must be alert that I am driven by the right urges, feelings, emotions and motives. 

The thirst of love always GIVES; the thirst of sin always TAKES!

“Lord, you have said in Your Word, “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground”” (Isa. 44:3 KJV).

Lord, please ‘Give me a drink’.

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.   He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:37-38 NKJV

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