Week of October 27 - Day 2

Day 2 Read: John 4:13-14

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Reflect: What did He mean that the water He gives will become “a well of water springing up within him”?

Consider: People who depend only on physical water will be continuously thirsty. Either ignorant or resentful of their God-implanted need for spiritual water, they will always look in the wrong direction for satisfaction. Jeremiah had proclaimed this truth centuries earlier: “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water”2

Respond: Does this mean that if you follow Jesus you’ll never experience need? Does it mean you’ll never experience another want? Why or why not? How do Jesus’ words in these verses relate to His words in Matthew 5:6?

2 Kenneth O. Gangel, John, vol. 4, Holman New Testament Commentary (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2000), 76.