Most of us are aware of the vital importance of water to our ability to sustain life.  Our physical bodies are about two-thirds made up of water. We can only go for about 72 hours without water before our bodies cease to function properly, and we die.

Several of my favorite passages of scripture have to do with water.

For example, Psalm 1 includes the statement “he will be like a planted tree over streams of water, producing its fruit during its season. Its leaf never droops – but in all he does, he succeeds.” (v.3, TLV) 

This is said to be the result for one who “delights in Torah” and who “meditates on Torah day and night.”

Another favorite passage is when Yeshua declares, “On the last and greatest day of the Feast (Sukkot), Yeshua stood up and cried out loudly, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture says, ‘out of his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”  (John 7:37-38, TLV)

Also, Yeshua’s meeting with ‘the woman at the well’ in the 4th chapter of John refers to the life-giving nature of the water we can receive from Him.

Plus the rivers of life depicted in Ezekiel 47 and Revelation 22; and the consistent themes of washing, purification, baptism, rain, and more.

Our physical lives depend on making sure we are hydrated sufficiently.

Our spiritual lives depend on making sure we are drinking at His wellsprings; i.e., reading/studying scripture, devoting ourselves to prayer, and gathering with His people – our family – to break bread, worship, rejoice, and offer prayers and praises.

Let us join the children of Israel to sing, “Spring up, oh well! Sing about it!” (Numbers 21:17)

Ed Boring

BYNA Elder

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