Parched or Quenched?

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters…Why do you labor for what does not satisfy?” Isaiah 55:1,2

In Isaiah 8, the LORD renders judgment. “Because this people have refused the waters of Shiloh that flow gently….therefore behold, the Lord is bringing against them the waters of the River, mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. And it will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks, and it will sweep on to Judah, it will overflow and pass on, reaching even to its neck, and its outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land.”

What makes us refuse living water and choose the world’s drink, promised satisfaction that leaves us parched, wanting, ofttimes poisoned? We think we know better. We think we don’t have time for gently-flowing waters. We think it’s better to be busy, when really we are choosing to be frenzied, to expend effort on inferior, fruitless things that end up choking our lives and drowning our purpose. Or, we don’t think at all.

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“The Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of living water.” Revelation 7:17

Lord, may I drink long draughts of the living water that You give so it will become in me a spring of water welling to eternal life, and I may never thirst again. (John 4:14)

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