Saturday, 9 October 2021
Title: Jesus is an endless source of living water, and can supply this depleted world.
Author: Pastor Johnson Chong
Translator: Margaret Ong

John 4:13~14 “Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

There are millions of people of all kinds in the world, but they have one thing in common, that is, they are all thirsty, and they are all looking for water to drink. There is also a lot of water in the world. In addition to natural large rivers, small rivers, lakes, and seas, people have also dug many wells, but none of them seem to quench people’s thirst. Some water can quench people’s thirst for a while, but they will long for another drink again later; some water after drinking will make one even more thirty. Let us have a look: people all over the world are running around, all eager and anxious, they all feel a need in their hearts, but they can not find something to satisfy. We observe that some people seem to get what they seek: some people get money, fame, love, enjoyment, knowledge and many other things. However, their hearts are still empty and inadequate. With anxiety and disappointment, although the heart is small but dissatisfied. Even if the whole world is swallowed up, there is still empty room. Even when all the water in the world is drunk, they still feel thirsty. Some people may have little desires and are content with just a few things, but that is compared to his pitiful situation at the time, it seems like (in the metaphor) the rich man in the underworld, only asking for a little bit of water to cool his tongue.

People are thirsty, and the reason is very simple. This is not only because people’s desires are not filled, but those who want to satisfy their fleshly desires will never be satisfied. They can only add fuel to the fire to make the desires more intense, and it is the fleshly desires that are obtained. Even after being satisfied, there is still a kind of hunger and thirst in the human heart. It is the hunger and thirst of the soul. It is not the material world, which can be satisfied by the physical relationship. The human mind will feel alone in the crowd, feeling lonely among relatives, chills in the heyday and tears in the carnival. What is the reason?

If the soul has not found God, it has not found its origin and pillar to rely on. It is like a homeless prodigal son, and there will be no rest. Without eternal life, the soul has no destination and purpose. How can a soul not be anxious, when it is like a boat drifting in the sea? Only the water given by the Lord Jesus comes from the throne of God, and people will never thirst after drinking this water of life, because the water God “shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life .”

Prayer: Lord! Pray for the Lord to help us, let our lives become a fountain, have the courage to witness the Lord, be filled with the Holy Spirit, and glorify the name of the Lord. Let us joyfully drink the fountain of salvation, always delight in Jehovah in our hearts, let our faith leap forward, “shall mount up with wings as eagles”( Isaiah 40:31), and take heaven as our abode. Thank you for praying and asking, in the holy name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!

每日灵粮
星期六,2021年10月9日
标题:耶稣是源源不绝的活水泉源,可供应这枯竭的世界。
作者:张胜牧师

约翰福音4:13~14 “耶稣回答说,凡喝这水的,还要再渴。人若喝我所赐的水就永远不渴。我所赐的水,要在他里头成为泉源,直涌到永生。

世界上有千千万万形形色色的人,但每个人却有一个共同点:即都是渴人,都在寻找水喝。世界上的水也是不少的,除了自然的江、河、湖、海以外,人也挖造了不少池井,但似乎都不能解人的渴。有的水能解人一时之渴,但过後还要再渴;有的水喝了之後渴得更厉害。让我们举目观看吧: 全世界的人都在到处奔波忙碌,都带着急切渴望的心情,都感到心里有一种需要,却找不到满足之物。我们看到有人似乎得到所寻求的;有人得到了钱,得到了名,得到了爱情,得到了享受,得到了知识,得到许多东西。然而在他们心里仍是空虚不足的,焦躁而失望。这颗心虽小却填不满,即使整个世界吞下去也还有空处,世界所有水喝尽了还是觉得渴。有的人可能欲望很小,有一点东西就知足了,但那是比较他当时的可怜情况而言,好像(譬喻中)在阴间的财主,只求一点点的水凉凉舌头。

人都渴了,这原因也很简单,这不止是人的欲望填不满,凡想满足肉体情欲的永不会得到满足,只能是火上加油,使欲望更熾更烈。而且就算肉体的情欲得到了满足,人的心里还是有一种饥渴,那是灵魂的饥渴。它不是物质世界,肉体关系所能满足的。人的心灵会在闹市之中感到寂寞,在亲人之间感到孤单,在极盛之时打起寒战,在狂欢之际流出眼泪,这究竟是甚麽原因呢?

灵魂没有找到神,就没有找到本源和依靠,好像一个无家可投的浪子,不会有安息。灵魂没有得到永生就没有归宿和目的,好像一葉扁舟子大海中飘泊,哪会不焦急?惟有主耶稣所赐的水源於神的宝座。人喝了这生命的水就永远不渴了,因为神在他里面成为泉源直涌到永生。

祷告:主啊!求主帮助我们,让我们的生命成为泉源,勇於见证主,被圣灵充满,荣耀主的名。让我们畅饮救恩之泉,心中常以耶和华为乐。让我们的信心踊跃,如鹰展翅上腾,以天堂为我们的居所。
感谢祷告祈求,是奉靠主耶穌基督的圣名,阿们!