Gems 2015 — December 7 Scripture Selection: Ezekiel 47-48

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

December 7 Scripture Selection: Ezekiel 47-48

Food for Thought: Ez. 47:1-12

Everything we would ever need comes from the Source of living waters, and we can decide just how deep we choose to go into them. At first, Ezekiel was only ankle deep in them. Then the water was up to his knees, then his waist, until finally he had to swim and be completely enveloped by the waters. Sadly, some people desire to barely get their feet wet, and they do not experience all that the living waters offer. Then there are others who dive in whole-heartedly and receive the abundance of the blessings found in the waters. The amount of exposure to the living waters determines the depth of the relationship with God and the benefits that come with it.

The Source of the waters, Jesus and His Word, produces healing and an abundance of supply, and the variety of trees whose roots draw from the waters bear great fruit and their medicinal leaves do not wither, not only for the benefit of the believer, but for those around him, as well. (See Psalm 1:1-3.) As long as the waters are flowing, they are living waters. But if they become still and stagnate, no life will is found in them. This explains why some believers who once were vivacious have now no evidence of life in them; the waters stopped flowing within them, and they stopped immersing themselves in the waters.

The solution to the problem is simple: go back to the Source of the waters. Dive into it unreservedly, drink of it, let the profoundly placed roots draw it in. Fill up on the Word that washes and sanctifies (Eph. 5:26; John 7:38). Meditate on it day and night. It is life and health to all who find it (Prov. 4:20-23).

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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