You can gain earthly success but without God it’s worthless

John 4:13-14 – Jesus answered, “All who drink this water will be thirsty again.  But anyone who drinks the water I give him will never be thirsty. In fact, the water I give him will become a spring of water in him. It will flow up into eternal life.”

I was reading this passage today and then saw a video clip of the same scripture being preached and the message was fundamentally – you’ve not got the wrong bucket, you’re at the wrong well!  No matter what you do for yourself to try and satisfy your desires it won’t work.  You can fill your bucket with material things, with relationships, with money, with food and drink, with earthly success and recognition but you will still be empty.  Don’t change the bucket, change the well, drink of the water of life that Jesus gives us and you will never be empty again.

RIGHT BUCKET, WRONG WELL

Right bucket, wrong well, you can fill yourself up with material things but the bucket will not be satisfied, you can eat and drink your fill but you will remain empty, you can throw yourself into relationship after relationship without finding true happiness, you can gain earthly success but without God it’s worthless, God promises us the water of life, water that satisfies, do you want to be rich and content in your circumstances, do you want to never thirst again, to gain abundant, eternal life, do you want to spring alive, feel the joy of knowing Jesus, do you want to wake up every morning with new mercies flowing through your life, do you want to know peace that passes all understanding the love of a God who can be trusted, who is faithful and true, I know that you do, who wouldn’t want to be free of sin, free of oppression and free from the thirst that can never be satiated until you drink of the water of Jesus, life giving, life changing, water of life.

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