Today’s reading: Lev 7:1–8:36, John 7:45–52, Song 6:1–5
Today’s theme: Thirst quenched
We are reminded in today’s reading that sin affects not only God as the main person offended but our fellow man. God desires that we seek restoration and justice. All mankind is thirsty whether we perceive it or not. We will either seek to quench that thirst with the sins that hold the greatest sway over our lives and desires. Alternatively, we can turn to Jesus the only one who provides lasting satisfaction for our soul’s thirst.
or anything about which he has sworn falsely, he shall restore it in full and shall add a fifth to it, and give it to him to whom it belongs on the day he realizes his guilt. Leviticus 6:5 (ESV)
This section shows that God wants us to not only deal with sins with Him (vertically) but to also deal with sins in relation to those around us who we may have sinned against (horizontally).
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “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 (ESV)
Jesus offers us living water for our great thirst for life. He is the only one who can satisfy our thirst with the living water of the Holy Spirit.
Ask yourself the question, am I thirsty?
We should not temporarily quench our thirst with sin, only Jesus eternally quenches our thirst by the Holy Spirit.
Most of the above post is a copy of the original notes from the same date in 2014.
Desiring God on John 7