What Does Jesus Mean When He Says "Living Water"?
To understand what the living water is that Jesus mentions you should understand the role of water in general. If you think about it in a purely physical or human context, water has fantastic benefits for the human body. There are volumes written on the benefit of water so let me focus on just five which I am taking from the Everyday Health website.
1. Water Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and Joints
2. Water Helps Your Body Remove Waste
3. Water Aids in Digestion
4. Water Prevents You from Becoming Dehydrated
5. Water Helps Your Brain Function Optimally
To sum it up, in the natural body water protects, helps, aids, and prevents. If this is what water does in the natural world, then what is this living water Jesus mentions going to do for you spiritually?
It is important to understand what is the nature of this living water that Jesus mentions. This living water is referring to the Holy Spirit which Jesus gives to everyone who believes. Let me show you another Scripture where this living water is mentioned:
“On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’ By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive’” (John 7:37-39).
When you compare natural water with living water here are five things the living water of the Holy Spirit will do in your life.
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