Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth… 2 Timothy 2:15

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For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me,
The fountain of living waters,
And hewn themselves cisterns –
Broken cisterns that can hold no water.
Jeremiah 2:13

There should never be “dry spells” in the Christian life. God said that He would be like an artesian well in the life of a believer. Artesian wells bubbled over with a cold, fresh, never-ending supply of water, quenching any thirsts and always satisfying. This is the picture of the spiritual refreshment that belongs to the person in whom the Holy Spirit resides.

Have you ever heard people say they are experiencing a dry spell in their Christian life? Are they saying the Lord ran out of water? It should never cross your mind that the fountain of living waters residing within you should ever be reduced to a trickle. You don’t need to run all over the place to try to find sources of spiritual refreshment. Conferences, retreats, and books can all bring encouragement, but if you are a Christian, the source of living water already resides within you.

Have you exchanged the living fountain for a man-made cistern that cannot hold water? Why would you exchange an artesian well for a broken water tank? Artesian wells do not dry up – broken cisterns do. If you are experiencing spiritual dryness right now, is it because you have been attempting to find your source of spiritual refreshment from man-made sources, which will fail you every time? Jesus extended an invitation to you when He said: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37).

Have you been refreshed by the living water only Jesus can provide? Take a few minutes now to pray. Thank God for His never-ending supply of living water. Also thank Him for always quenching your thirst. Ask God to refresh you again and again and again with His living water.


Source “Experiencing God Day-By-Day; The Devotional and Journal”, by Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby ©1997. Entry April 23.

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