Water and Salvation are Essential and Gifts from God

April 10, 2019 –

I have a problem with hydration, and the solution is to drink more water. I am guilty of not drinking the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses, per day. Because of the year-round weather in Florida, I need to consume more than the recommended amount.

If I fill a half-gallon container with water each morning, and drank during the day, I would have water remaining in the jug at the end of the day.

Water essential and a gift. Christians know that water is essential to life and a gift from God. Water (or some variation) is mentioned over 700 times in Scripture. The first mention of water in scripture is found in Genesis 1:2 also, the last mention is found in Revelation 22:17.  

Before God created light, He created the waters

“Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Genesis 1:2–3, HCSB). 

Before Jesus says, “Surely, I come quickly,” He offers living water.  

“Both the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ Anyone who hears should say, “Come!” And the one who is thirsty should come. Whoever desires should take the living water as a gift.” (Revelation 22:17, HCSB).

Salvation is essential to eternal life and a gift. No other experience guarantees an individual eternal life in heaven. In his letter to the church at Rome, Paul writes, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, HCSB)

In parts of the world, water is hard to find. Some people believe in “water divining,” a process using a single forked stick to detect underground water sources. They think when they walk over a water source, the rods will twitch signaling water is beneath the spot.

When you find Jesus, you will experience peace signaling He is with you.