Empty Wells - Sunday, March 12th 2017
"These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever."
In the book of 2 Peter, the apostle is sharing the sad truth about false teachers. In the description above, Peter calls them wells without water. I cannot think of a better way to describe someone who pretends to have the Truth of God. Imagine as people come to hear this Truth but are disappointed because there is no real living water to drink from. All they find is an empty well.
The Truth is that God desires to give us His living water and make our lives fruitful. In order to do this, He calls us to connect with Him through His Son Jesus. This is not simply a religious exercise; it's a life-changing relationship. Jesus put it this way...
John 15:5 "Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing." NLT
As we spend time with Christ in prayer, reading His Word and fellowshipping with His people, we will find ourselves living fruitful lives. The reason is simple; we are visiting the deep life-giving well of Jesus Christ. His well is filled to overflowing, and He welcomes everyone to drink deep and thirst no more.
Life Lesson: Without Jesus Christ, our life will be fruitless and wasted.
Thank You for the refreshing water of life that is found in Jesus. God, You tell us that when we connect to this water, we will also have living waters coming from us. Fill my life to overflowing so that I would be a fruitful worker of the Kingdom. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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