SPRINGS OF LIVING WATER
Today's Reading: Joshua 15
Key Verse: Joshua 15:19
She answered, "Give me a blessing; since you have given me land in the South, give me also springs of water." So he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Today's reading tells us of a husband and wife, who were first cousins. This arrangement is not uncommon in modern times amongst the indigenous people of the middle east. What was uncommon in ancient times is that a woman would own property. God called leaders, such as Caleb, have always recognized women's rights. In Jesus' time, women were not allowed to be witnesses in court. Yet, the first witness to the resurrection of Jesus was Mary Magdalene, God's choice as a witness in the court of human history.
There is an archaeological excavation 13 km southwest of Hebron. There they found two spring-fed wells. The experts believe this is Debir, mentioned in our reading. This is desert land and this family needed the blessing of these springs. God has promised to supply our needs. Ask God for living water. Jesus cried out, "If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink."
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, we're asking You for a blessing. Caleb was an example of Your generous heart. We praise You for Your gift of the wells of Salvation. Please give us grace to drink deeply of the Springs You provide. In Jesus' Name, Amen! (for worship today, we may want to read several times Isaiah 12).
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