Proverbs 25: King James Bible
A Thirsty Soul – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter twenty five, Verse 25
25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Daily Inspiration from This Verse – A Thirsty Soul
Have you ever been so thirsty, that you can feel the cool of the dring reach all the way down to your stomach after being active on a hot summer day? I have, and what a relief it is to a thirsty soul. The Word says this about good news from a far country, but why?
To take the verse literally, let’s create some literal examples. News that might be as cold water to a thirsty soul could be an end to conflict. For example, what if we hear on the news out of nowhere, that North and South Korea have merged into a single and united Korea, free and democratic? For most of us that would be very refreshing, especially for those who have family stationed at the border between the North and South.
For all of us supporters of Israel, what if the Palestinians gave up and went to dwell inside the borders of Jordan, leaving all of Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, and the West bank open for Israeli occupation? That would end all kinds of future bloodshed, and I’m sure would be an answer to prayer for many (particularly for those awaiting a third temple to be rebuilt).
I’m just giving examples of some extremes that are out there, that might cause for some of us to view this as water to a thirsty soul. Good news like this doesn’t come often in a lifetime, but are mostly few and far between. Actually, it isn’t often we hear any good news at all unless it is monumental good news. The majority of the time it’s just bad news, fake news, or no news.
But there is good news that will always quench a thirsty soul when we start talking about the spiritual side of things. That good news is THE GOOD NEWS of the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s the kind of good news from a far away land that we all need to hear and hold on to.
And it is from a far away land. Heaven seems like an unreachable, impossible place to those who don’t have Christ Jesus, and for those who have rejected the gospel. But for us who are fortunate to have received it with gladness, and invited Christ in to our lives as our Lord and Savior, oh what good news it is indeed!
Being born anew in spirit, we become citizens of Heaven, still walking the face of the earth. We are actually supposed to be representatives of our Lord, and ambassadors of Christ Jesus. Talk about good news to a thirsty soul!
When times get tough, or when the troubles of this world tend to choke joy from our lives, I wonder how often we forget where we’re going soon? For some of us it might not seem soon enough, depending on how much we’re looking forward to walking the streets of gold on the way to see the Father. Or depending on the heaviness of our current burdens; this could also cause for us to want to get there immediately as well.
But we’ve all got a job to do for the Father, and when life is weighing us down, perhaps we should keep our eyes on the prize, knowing that we have a determined end, and it is to forever be with our Lord! The more we realize this, the more water we’re giving to a thirsty soul.
Related New Testament Scripture
Matthew 24: King James Bible
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Mark 8: King James Bible
35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
John 14: King James Bible
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Acts 20: King James Bible
24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
2 Corinthians 5: King James Bible
5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Colossians 3: King James Bible
3 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Thank you for the good news, the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, your only begotten Son! Help us to always remember your gospel, and to not forsake it through the noise that comes from this world. Please also help us to share the gospel when it is prudent, and put your Word in our mouths through your Holy Ghost as we do our part in spreading it into all the earth. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Have you ever suffered from a thirsty soul from not getting a good dose of the Word of God into your system?