So the Well Is Deep

NOTHING from God is less than “good and perfect.”  The trouble comes from how we handle it.

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John 4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

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I’ve a question for you.  From where does “every good and perfect gift” come?  They all come “from above,” “down from the Father of lights.”  And since GodNEVER changes, it is His will to do that for you ALL the time, EVERY time.  If it doesn’t happen, it’s not God’s fault.  I see great implication in that as to the supernatural ability my Father has to supply “all my need.”  When I am at my deepest point of need, it is easily swallowed up by the depth of Father’s provision.  Oh how deep His provision must be that at man’s very best, God’s “good and perfect giftALWAYScomes down.”

In the incident from our Text for Today, the Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar tried to use natural reason to correct Jesus, telling Him the well was deep, and He had nothing with which to draw water from the well.  Oh dear saint, He who made the water certainly has the capacity to bring it forth whenever, wherever, and to whomever it is needful.  And if you need it, He WILL bring it forth if you believe.  Do not fret if the well, the situation you face, the valley in which you find yourself, is deep. Yes, the well may be deep, and you may have not rope or vessel.  But if Jesus is there at the well with you, take heart.  Refreshing water is about to spring forth, and rivers are about to flow out of your belly.  With Him there is NEVER a shortage.

But guard yourself against one of the prevailing spirits of our age; that of PIOUS SUPERIORITY.  It is seen in fallen Christian leaders.  They put their thinking, plans, and desires above those of God.  This spirit is very cunning.  It manifests toward the believer the moment he fails to believe in God’s ability.  At that moment, he declares that God is impoverished.  While we know that any such notion is ludicrous, actions like those I describe shout to the world that the church is a losing cause and God has no real solution.  My friend, your troubles, circumstances, and situations in life may be deep indeed, but the depth of God swallows it all, leaving no trace of the difficulty that seemed so deep.  Your well may be deep, but His well is deeper, and it is with your joy that draw from His well of salvation, and drawing from His well will indeed keep your joy full. 

Manna for Today – John 4:1-26; Mark 11:22-24; John 14:12-14; John 15:7; Luke 1:37; Isaiah 55:6-13; Joshua 1:6-9; Psalm 42; James 1:17; John 7: 37-39

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NOTHING from God is less than “good and perfect.”  The trouble comes from how we handle it.

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So the Well Is Deep

 

John 4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

I’ve a question for you.  From where does “every good and perfect gift” come?  They all come “from above,” “down from the Father of lights.”  And since GodNEVER changes, it is His will to do that for you ALL the time, EVERY time.  If it doesn’t happen, it’s not God’s fault.  I see great implication in that as to the supernatural ability my Father has to supply “all my need.”  When I am at my deepest point of need, it is easily swallowed up by the depth of Father’s provision.  Oh how deep His provision must be that at man’s very best, God’s “good and perfect giftALWAYScomes down.”

In the incident from our Text for Today, the Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar tried to use natural reason to correct Jesus, telling Him the well was deep, and He had nothing with which to draw water from the well.  Oh dear saint, He who made the water certainly has the capacity to bring it forth whenever, wherever, and to whomever it is needful.  And if you need it, He WILL bring it forth if you believe.  Do not fret if the well, the situation you face, the valley in which you find yourself, is deep. Yes, the well may be deep, and you may have not rope or vessel.  But if Jesus is there at the well with you, take heart.  Refreshing water is about to spring forth, and rivers are about to flow out of your belly.  With Him there is NEVER a shortage.

But guard yourself against one of the prevailing spirits of our age; that of PIOUS SUPERIORITY.  It is seen in fallen Christian leaders.  They put their thinking, plans, and desires above those of God.  This spirit is very cunning.  It manifests toward the believer the moment he fails to believe in God’s ability.  At that moment, he declares that God is impoverished.  While we know that any such notion is ludicrous, actions like those I describe shout to the world that the church is a losing cause and God has no real solution.  My friend, your troubles, circumstances, and situations in life may be deep indeed, but the depth of God swallows it all, leaving no trace of the difficulty that seemed so deep.  Your well may be deep, but His well is deeper, and it is with your joy that draw from His well of salvation, and drawing from His well will indeed keep your joy full.

 

Manna for Today – John 4:1-26; Mark 11:22-24; John 14:12-14; John 15:7; Luke 1:37; Isaiah 55:6-13; Joshua 1:6-9; Psalm 42; James 1:17; John 7: 37-39

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