Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All My Springs Are in Thee

From today's Psalm reading: “...all my springs are in thee” (Psalm 87:7, Geneva Bible). "Thee" in this passage is Zion. How is Zion the source of "all our springs"?

He is “the Lord, the fountain of living waters” (Jeremiah 17:13). He is the Holy Spirit, given to those who believe in Jesus, producing from those whom He indwells rivers of living water (John 7:37-39).

He is in the beginning the One Who causes living water to proceed from the place of covenant with His people: “And out of Eden went a river to water the garden, and from thence it was divided, and became into four heads. The name of one is Pishon: the same compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where is gold. And the gold of that land is good: there is Bdellium, and the Onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same compasseth the whole land of Cush. And the name of the [third] river is Hiddekel: this goeth toward the East side of Ashshur: and the fourth river is Parah)” (Genesis 2:10-14).

He is in the end the One Who causes living water to proceed from the place of the covenant with His people: “And He that sat upon the throne, said, ‘Behold, I make all things new,’ and He said unto me, ‘Write: for these things are faithful and true.’ And He said unto me, ‘It is done, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end: I will give to him that is athirst, of the well of the water of life freely.’ And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God, and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and of either side of the river was the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and gave fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree served to heal the nations with” (Revelation 21:5,6; 22:1,2).

“O fountain of the gardens, O well of living waters,” all of our springs are in You alone Who dwells in us by the new covenant in Jesus (Song of songs 4:15). Pour forth from Your Church, Holy Spirit, and be living water to others through us this day.

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