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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Today's Devotion
Sitting at a well in the heat of the day, Jesus asked a woman for a drink, then Jesus replied, "If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water" (John 4:10).

Living water? It was really a hassle to go to a well every day for water

She said to Him, "But sir, you don't have a rope or a bucket," she said, "and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? And besides, do you think you're greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?" (John 4:11-12).

She's saying, "You don't have a better well than this, do you? This is one of the most famous wells in the country. Do you have better water than water from Jacob's well?" You can hear the sarcasm in her voice; "Jesus replied, 'Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again'" (John 4:13).

Drawing water from the well was a hassle every day. She was tired of having to pull up the water, carry it on her head to the village every day; it would be so much easier if she lived near a spring of water. This woman's problem is that she can't find any kind of filling for the longing in her soul. Nothing satisfies her in life. So Jesus plays off her daily need for water to quench her thirst to appeal to her spiritual thirst by saying, "What if I told you there is water I could give you and you would never thirst again. Once you've tasted of this water, you would be satisfied."

Are you tired, weary, worn out? Let God's Word satisfy you. It's continual refreshment that you can carry with you and drink from.
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"I don’t want you to forget, dear brothers and sisters, about our ancestors in the wilderness long ago. All of them were guided by a cloud that moved ahead of them, and all of them walked through the sea on dry ground. In the cloud and in the sea, all of them were baptized as followers of Moses. All of them ate the same spiritual food, and all of them drank the same spiritual water. For they drank from the spiritual rock that traveled with them, and that rock was Christ" (1 Corinthians 10:1-4).
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