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Jeremiah 2:13 “For my people have done two evil things:They have abandoned me—the fountain of living water. And they have dug for themselves cracked cisternsthat can hold no water at all!”
To more fully understand and appreciate Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem in Matthew 21, it’s necessary to connect some passages from the Old Testament and the Gospels to see an interesting progression take place. Today’s focus will be on some Old Testament passages identifying God as the source of “Living Water” for His people.
Anybody who has ever traveled to Israel will tell you that much of the landscape is barren. This dry and deserted land serves as an illustration for those seasons in our lives which seem dry, dull, and lifeless. In these seasons, God wills us to look to Him as the one and only source for life. He and He alone can be the “living water” that will bring life to our weary souls.
As you read through the passages today, consider the seasons in your life in which you have felt weary and lifeless. In what ways has God breathed life into you in these seasons?
READING & PRAYERS:
PSALM 63:1, JEREMIAH 2:13, ISAIAH 32:1-2, ISAIAH 58:10-11 (also read the commentary notes in your Study Bible of choice.)
QUESTION: Consider the seasons in your life in which you have felt weary and lifeless. In what ways has God been “living water”, bringing life into you in these seasons?
REAL LIFE PRACTICE: Are you doing too much?Practice slowing down and living life at the pace of your soul by utilizing the One Minute Pause app at least twice daily. The app is free, and is available on iPhone and Android devices.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I know that we live in a broken and fragile world, and I can easily acknowledge that it’s for this reason I experience weariness and lifelessness. At the same time, I recognize that you have breathed life into me, are now breathing life into me, and will continue to breathe life into me. May I continue to create a healthy rhythm in my life so I regularly feel and experience the life you are pouring into me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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