Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | December 7, 2017

The LORD is the “fountain of living waters”.

Today’s devotion comes from Ezekiel chapter 47.  Here is a link to this chapter –

I quote only the following verse.

“Then he brought me back to the door of the house;  and behold, water was flowing from under the threshold of the house toward the east, for the house faced east.  And the water was flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar.  He brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around on the outside to the outer gate by way of the gate that faces east.  And behold, water was trickling from the south side.

When the man went out toward the east with a line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he led me through the water, water reaching the ankles.  Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the knees.  Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the loins.  Again he measured a thousand;  and it was a river that I could not ford, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a river that could not be forded.  He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?”  Then he brought me back to the bank of the river.  Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river there were very many trees on the one side and on the other.  Then he said to me, “These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the Arabah;  then they go toward the sea, being made to flow into the sea, and the waters of the sea become fresh.  It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes, will live.  And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others become fresh;  so everything will live where the river goes.  And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it;  from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets.  Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many.  But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh;  they will be left for salt.  By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food.  Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail.  They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.”  Ezekiel 47:1-12.


The LORD is the “fountain of living waters”.  Jeremiah 2:13.

“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
The holy dwelling places of the Most High.”  Psalm 46:4.

“9 You visit the earth and cause it to overflow;
You greatly enrich it;
The stream of God is full of water;
You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.
10 You water its furrows abundantly,
You settle its ridges,
You soften it with showers,
You bless its growth.
11 You have crowned the year with Your bounty,
And Your paths drip with fatness.
12 The pastures of the wilderness drip,
And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing.
13 The meadows are clothed with flocks
And the valleys are covered with grain;
They shout for joy, yes, they sing.”  Psalm 65:9-13.

“12 For thus says the Lord, “Behold, I extend peace to her like a river,
And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream;
And you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees.
13 “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you;
And you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”  Isaiah 66:12-13.

“Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”  She *said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep;  where then do You get that living water?  You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?”  Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again;  but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst;  but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”  John 4:10-14.

“Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”  But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive;  for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.”  John 7:37-39.

“Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street.  On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month;  and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” Revelation 22:1-2.


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