Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– October 6
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“Whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never thirst.”
He who is a believer in Jesus finds enough in his Lord to satisfy him now and to content him for evermore. The believer is not the man whose days are weary for lack of comfort and whose nights are long with depression, for he finds in religion such a spring of joy, such a fountain of consolation that he is content and happy. Put him in a dungeon, and he’ll find good company; place him in a desert, and he’ll eat the bread of heaven; drive him away from friendship, and he’ll meet the “friend that sticks closer than a brother.” Take away his covering, and he will take refuge in the Rock of Ages. Sap the foundation of his earthly hopes, but his heart will still be fixed, trusting in the Lord.
The heart is as insatiable as the grave until Jesus enters it, and then it becomes a cup full to overflowing. There is such a fullness in Christ that He alone is the believer’s all. The true saint is so completely satisfied with the all-sufficiency of Jesus that he thirsts no more– except for deeper drinks from the living fountain.
That’s the way you ought to thirst, dear believer in Christ; it shouldn’t be a thirst of pain, but of loving desire. You will find it a sweet thing to be panting after a fuller enjoyment of Jesus’ love. Someone has said, “I have been sinking my bucket into the well so often, but now my thirst after Jesus has become so insatiable that I long to put the well itself to my lips.”
Is this the feeling of your heart, O believer? Do you feel that all your desires are satisfied in Jesus, and that you lack nothing but to know more of Him and to have closer fellowship with Him? Then come continually to the fountain, and take of the water of life freely. Jesus will never think you take too much, but will ever welcome you, saying, “Drink, and drink freely! [M&E]