~ The Bible is Like Water—It Cleans, Refreshes, Thirst Quenching and Life Sustaining ~
Bible Similes ~ The Word of God likens itself to a number of practical items. “The Word is like…” In this series we will look at some of the similes of the Bible which are presented clearly in the Bible itself.
LikeWater~ Water cleans! “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesian 5:25-27).
Living Water from the Living Word ~ Water is refreshing and nourishing.
“Jesus answered and said to her [a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well], ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, “Give Me a drink,” you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.’
The woman said to Him, ‘Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?’
Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.’
The woman said to Him, ‘Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw;’” (John 4:10-15).
“And Jesus said to them … he who believes in Me shall never thirst’” (John 6:35).
“On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believingin Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified” (John 7:37-39).
Additional Thought ~ “Brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. Forthey drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted” (1 Corinthians 10:1-6).
Application ~ Physical water is an absolute necessity for physical life. In fact the majority of bodies consist of water. Spiritual water is just as critical for spiritual life as physical water is for physical life.
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