Third the land is good in its abundant supply of water. Deuteronomy 8:7 says, For Jehovah your God is bringing you to a good land, a land of waterbrooks, springs and of fountains flowing forth in valleys and mountains. Water is vital to human existence. We can live for quite a period of time without food, but we can survive only a few days without water. This physical thirst typifies mans inward psychological and spiritual thirst. In his need to quench this inward thirst man often drinks from many sources such as education, entertainment, relationships, careers, and so on.
As the Lord Jesus told a thirsty sinful woman in John chapter four, everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again (John v. 13). Then in John chapter 7 the Lord sounded a call to all those who after a week of feasting were still thirsty. He stood and cried out, saying If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes into Me, as the Scripture said, out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water (vv. 37-38). The Lord longs for us to respond to His call by realizing that we can be satisfied only by Him. This desire is evident also in the Old Testament. In Jeremiah, the Lord summed up of the sins of Israel by saying My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, to hew out for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, which hold no water (v. 13). If we replace the Lord with anything else we will eventually in His mercy, be brought to such a realization. Only He is the true fountain of water. Only He can quench our inward thirst. (Witness Lee, All-Inclusive Christ, 37-44)
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