Thirst

Jesus said everyone who drinks of natural water will get thirsty again, while those who drink of His ‘living water’ would have a perpetual spring within, satisfying their thirst for God eternally (Jn 4:13,14, 6:35). The divine invitation still holds, “Come, all you who are thirsty, come and drink” (Isa 55:1; Jn 7:37; Rev 22:17). The promise is, “I will give to the thirsty the springs of the Water of life” (Rev 21:6). The river of the Water of Life symbolises eternal life (Rev 22:1,2).

“My soul thirsts for God…like parched land” (Ps 42:2, 63:1, 143:6). We must come to the inexhaustible source and drink to have our thirst satisfied. “Blessed are those who

How thirsty am I for more of God?

hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Mt 5:6). “The Lord satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things” (Ps 107:9). We basically have as much of God as we desire and actively pursue (Jer 29:13). God will gladly give more of Himself to those who seek Him.

Jesus said by ministering to the practical needs of others, such as those who are thirsty we are in fact doing this service as unto Him (Mt 25:34-46). In the physical realm, “If your enemy is hungry, give him food; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. This will make him ashamed of himself and God will reward you” (Prov 25:21,22; Rom 12:20).

See also: desire, famine, hunger, time with God, water.


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