Saturday, January 09, 2016

January 9, 2016: Wells of Salvation

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 9  

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a video of the lyrics from Hlengiwe Mhlaba, the South African singer, singing her search for living waters in her song … Let Your Living Waters Flow, with praises to God for His well of salvation.

Highlight Passage:   Psalm 12: 3 [NKJV] …  
3 Therefore with joy you [His beloved remnant] will draw water from the wells of salvation. 
… Abiding in His word will set you free!!
Highlight Context – Psalm 12 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK  …  
 … Those who love and praise their God, … THE GOD … will draw water from His well of salvation.

Reference Passage #1 … Isaiah 11:10-12 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… God’s promise to Judah that He would save a remnant of believers and gather them back to His resting place in the Promised Land.

Reference Passage #2 … John 4: 9-13 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Jesus wants to give all who thirst … His living water.

My Journal for Today:  Today’s Our Daily Bread author, Marvin Williams, wrote of God gathering his parched and starving faithful as He promised through Isaiah in Isaiah, Chapters 11-12 (see above links). Williams wrote, In Isaiah 12, we learn that God wanted His people, who were living in a spiritual desert as well as a geographical desert, to discover His “wells of salvation.” The prophet Isaiah compared God’s salvation to a well from which the most refreshing of all waters can be drawn. After many years of turning their back on God, the nation of Judah was destined for exile as God allowed foreign invaders to conquer the nation, scattering the people. Yet, said the prophet Isaiah, a remnant would eventually return to their homeland as a sign that God was with them (Isa. 11:11-12). 

God promises His faithful remnant, just as Jesus promised the woman at the well in John, Chapter 4, that they (i.e., we Christians) would drink from His well of salvation and never thirst again after righteousness. And I truly believe, seeing thirsty and dying non-believers all around, we are headed toward His living waters, provided in Heaven for all who would drink in faith from His wells in the desert (see attached photo).

That’s why I come here daily, … to drink from His living waters, found in His word and in my solitude of peace with Him. And I pray that you are drinking from these waters every day as well.

My Prayer Today:  Heavenly Father, … I drink from your word daily and never thirst. Amen  

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