Sunday, January 10, 2010

Does God Want Us To Be Satisfied?

God's desire for us is that we be satisfied in Him, not discouraged and thirsty: "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4. Jesus said, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'" John 7:37-38. And elsewhere He said to the woman drawing water from a well, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty forever. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:13-14. And in Revelation, which is placed last in the Bible because it deals with the end of all earthly things and the beginning of man's new life in heaven, God says "To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment." Revelation 21:6. In eternity with God no one will be thirsty.

Peter told the crowds in the temple in Jerusalem: "Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus[.]" Acts 3:19-20. The Lord wants to refresh you. In fact, Jesus said this about the reason He came into the world: "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10. In other words, when Christ came from God He brought to us the full life that we lacked. When we respond and come to Him, we are filled up - satisfied.

No comments: