Thursday, April 20, 2017
Key Bible Verse: “But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:14)
Dig Deeper: Revelation 22:1-5
The world’s idea of a fountain of youth is a mirage. Only the Bible provides an oasis for the soul: “The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life” (Prov. 14:27, NIV). To grasp the meaning of this verse, we must first understand what “fear of the LORD” means. It is contrary to being afraid of him. This wonderful phrase throughout Scripture is a reminder to be in reverential awe of God, to love him with our whole being and commit ourselves joyfully to him in all things (Deut. 6:5).
[In the Bible] we see a wonderful picture of a fountain that flows with life-giving blessings (Ps. 36:9; Prov. 10:11, 13:14, 16:22). Then the Lord Jesus sums it all up in the closing book of the Bible: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things” (Rev. 21:6-7, NKJV). The fountain of life is real, friends. We can draw strength from its resources and stand strong in our resolve to be overcomers, looking forward to the inheritance and being in the presence of the Saviour of our souls.
– Billy Graham in Nearing Home
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