I AM Week 5: Day 4

Pray and read

Praise God for revealing himself by his word, and ask him to help you hear and respond to it with repentance and faith by his Spirit at work in you. Read John 7:37-52.

Explore

What is Jesus’ invitation to the crowd? Which story does it call to mind from earlier in John’s gospel? What is he offering them?

Water was a significant theme for the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles. Water ( and wine) would be poured out into bowls at the altar before the LORD each day of the feast. In Jewish thought, this water is connected to God’s provision of water in the desert and the pouring out of the Spirit in the last days.

How do the various characters respond to Jesus in the rest of the chapter: the people, the temple guards, the Pharisees, Nicodemus? 

Apply

What is your response to Jesus?

If you have put your trust in Jesus, is he the one you’re looking to satisfy your thirst? Or are you looking to be satisfied elsewhere?

Pray

Thank God for giving his Spirit to those who trust in Jesus. 

Ask God to help you find your satisfaction in Jesus, rather than seeking it in things which cannot satisfy.

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