THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATER
"13. Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
In our verses of focus, Jesus explains the difference between the natural water and that of the spiritual. When we drink the natural water, our thirst is quenched temporarily. Soon we will want to have more water again. Conversely, when we drink of the 'living water' that Jesus provides, we shall never thirst again. Verse 14 points out that the water that I (Jesus) shall give you shall be in you a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The 'living water' is God's truth; God's words of eternal life and His message of salvation. In Jeremiah 17:13, the Lord is described as the fountain of living water. Like the woman at the well, each one has an undeniable spiritual need; an obvious spiritual thirst, that only Jesus can satisfy. We were created with the innate, natural desire to worship the God of the Universe who created us.
The entrance of sin has unfortunately led humanity to worship other gods. Jesus has come to lead us back to true worship. When we imbibe; when we listen to; believe; accept and follow God's principles, they become the fountain of life, from which we daily drink. As a result, our minds are turned towards Jesus and the attractions of this world will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
Our desires will be as David states in Psalms 27:4, "One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple."
May we allow God's truth to fill our minds and thus quench our thirst.