Day 17: The Gift…Water of Life

Read: Revelation 21:5-7

The human body can last approximately 3-5 days without water. After that, the organs will begin to shut down. The latest statistic says that 29% of the world’s
population does not have safe or fresh drinking water.

But the day is coming when our Lord makes all things new and this will no longer be the case. For those who conquer will be provided the Water of Life that will literally flow from the throne of God and the Lamb!

When speaking to the woman at the well, Jesus spoke of this water. “Whoever drinks of this water that I give him will never be thirsty again.” (John 4:14)

When we accept the salvation our Lord is offering, we are promised that eternal Living Water. Once again, we get a taste today of that refreshing water of life. In heaven, our cup will never run dry.

Jeremiah 2:13 reads,

“For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”

In what ways are people still hewing out their own cisterns? Every time one places their trust in anything or anyone but Jesus, they are guilty of that very thing. It takes very little time to realize that our own devices are broken, cracked, and do not hold water.

Who is it who will be refreshed by this eternal Water of Life? Those who conquer. Who are those that conquer? The overcomers. Who are the overcomers? 1 John 5:4 tells us it is “the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God.

“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High, God is in her midst; she shall not be moved.” Psalm 46:4-5a

Challenge: Have you placed your trust in Jesus Christ alone or are you still relying on your own cistern to save you? Trust the Living Water today. There’s no need to ever be thirsty again.

Prayer: Forgive me Father for foolishly relying upon my own cisterns time and time again. May I wholly trust in You. Alone. The only One. Truly satisfying. Truly
refreshing. Truly eternal.