Today's devotion is based on Exodus 17:1-3, 'All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, "Give us water to drink." And Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?" But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, "Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?"'
God provided literal water for thirsty travelers in a miraculous way. Miraculously, God quenches our spiritual thirst through his Word. God may not scratch our every curiosity in life, but he does quench our thirsty souls. Our thirst for answers to life's big questions, like "What will happen after this life?" He answers this with an empty cross and tomb—Jesus died for you and rose for you; heaven is yours! God's forgiveness and assurance that we are his children quenches our thirst for acceptance. This thirst-quenching, life-giving water doesn't flow from some rock. It flows from God himself, from Jesus Christ, who is the true God.
Please pray with me: Lord, when all my physical needs are met by your blessing, even then, lead me beside the life-giving waters of your Word and quench my thirsty soul with your love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Amen.