“WITH JOY YOU WILL DRAW WATER FROM THE WELLS OF THE SAVIOUR” (Isa 12:3)
📕Eph 3:2-12; Isa 12:2-3, 4bcde, 5-6 (R.v.3); Luke 12:39-48
That is the promise of God for you today through the mouth of the prophet Isaiah. How I wish you can claim possession of it!
That portion of the prophecy of Isaiah (Isa 12:1-6) is inserted to conclude the Book of Emmanuel (Isa 2-11) which is full of promises for liberation and protection from God if only the people can put their trust in God.
For a better understanding of the message of that verse 3, we can see Isaiah 55:1ff. There, God invites us through the prophet to come and quench our taste and satisfy our needs in him instead of wasting resources and time on things outside of him. Jesus told the Samaritan woman that he is the living water that satisfies eternally (cf. Luke 4:13-14).
The Gospel of Luke 12:39-48 encourages to be vigilant and ready, waiting for the arrival of the Master who is going to satisfy our taste. In the preceding pericope (Luke 12:23-34), we were encouraged not to allow worrying about things that do not matter deny us of the rich banquet the Lord prepares for his children.
You are a privileged child of God, my dear, and a fellow heir of the promise of salvation in Christ (see Eph 3:2-12). You are destined for greatness in Christ Jesus! Do not allow the deceiver to distract you with the temporary satisfaction that comes from this world.
TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE! PLEASE BE ON YOUR GUARD!
May God, from whom all good gifts come (James 1:17) and the source of the living water (John 7:37-38), enable us to be overshadowed by the Holy Spirit so that we might no longer live for ourselves only but live in God. May our effort to wait for the Master everyday not be in vain but profit us for that salvation we all long for. Amen.
Have a fulfilled day in the Lord. Peace be with you.