When was the last time you were really thirsty? Your mouth was as dry as sand and you could spit cotton balls thirsty? Thirsty enough to cry out to the Lord for water thirsty!
Water from the Rock
1 The Israelites left the desert and moved from one place to another each time the Lord ordered them to. Once they camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for them to drink.
2 The people started complaining to Moses, “Give us some water!”Moses replied, “Why are you complaining to me and trying to put the Lord to the test?”
3 But the people were thirsty and kept on complaining, “Moses, did you bring us out of Egypt just to let us and our families and our animals die of thirst?”
4 Then Moses prayed to the Lord, “What am I going to do with these people? They are about to stone me to death!”
5 The Lord answered, “Take some of the leaders with you and go ahead of the rest of the people. Also take along the walking stick you used to strike the Nile River,
6 and when you get to the rock at Mount Sinai, I will be there with you. Strike the rock with the stick, and water will pour out for the people to drink.” Moses did this while the leaders watched.(CEV)
Most of us rarely go without drinking something for very long. If we are thirsty, we are blessed to live in a society where we can easily find something to quench our thirst. But what about your spirit? Is it thirsting? Is it desiring the sincere, pure spiritual milk of the Word of God?
Pure Spiritual Milk
1 Peter 2:
1 Stop being hateful! Quit trying to fool people, and start being sincere. Don’t be jealous or say cruel things about others.
2 Be like newborn babies who are thirsty for the pure spiritual milk that will help you grow and be saved.
3 You have already found out how good the Lord really is. (CEV)
Sometimes people’s souls are thirsty and they know they need sometime but try to quench their thirst with the things of this world instead of turning to Christ for living water.
Woman at the Well
7 A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”
8 (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.)
9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
10 Jesus answered her,“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water?
12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.”
13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again,
14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”(ESV)
“Now that’s some high quality H2O!”
Rivers of Living Water
37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.
38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.(ESV)