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“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13) Have you ever been in a place where pure water was difficult to find? I’ve visited a few places where the water was questionable. I live where an abundant supply of good water is available, so it seemed strange to use bottled water to brush my teeth. However, I’d been warned I could make myself sick by using tap water even for that simple routine. Although the water looked as clear as my…

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37, NKJV). Have you ever been thirsty? Really, really thirsty? I have. I recently took a long hike on a very hot day. I carried water, but I misjudged the heat, the distance, and my thirst. I ran out of water long before I got back to my starting point. I felt thirsty down to my toenails. I also realized I was in trouble, probably dehydrated. There was no way to keep walking in…

“O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water” (Psalm 63:1, NKJV). Everywhere I go, I see people carrying a bottle of water with them. It’s not just the walkers and joggers; it seems to be almost everyone. Water is vital to health and life. It regulates body temperature, carries nutrients and oxygen to body cells, helps the body absorb nutrients, removes waste, and cushions joints. While man can live for many days without food, the body…