Reflection on John 4:14 – Living Water of Life
But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. – John 4:14
Jesus said this words to Samaritan woman as well as to Christians of today. Do you know what the living water of life given by Jesus in this verse refers to? It’s recorded in the Bible that “Man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD does man live” (Deuteronomy 8:3). Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). It can be seen from these two verses that God’s words are the wellspring of the living water for our lives. I once saw some passages saying: “The truth comes from the world of man, yet the truth among man is passed on by. It originates from Christ, that is, from God Himself, and is unattainable by man.” “The truth is the most real of life’s aphorisms, and the highest of such aphorisms among all mankind. Because it is the requirement that God makes of man, and is the work personally done by God, thus it is called life’s aphorism. It is not an aphorism summed up from something, nor is it a famous quote from a great figure; instead, it is the utterance to mankind from the Master of the heavens and earth and all things, and not some words summed up by man, but the inherent life of God. And so it is called the highest of all life’s aphorisms.” “The truth put into human language is man’s aphorism; humanity will never experience it fully, and humanity should live in reliance on it. A piece of truth can let all of humanity survive for thousands of years, and truth is the life of God Himself, representing His own disposition, representing His own substance, representing everything within Him.” From these words, we can see that the truth comes from God and from Christ’s expression. That is to say, all the words that are expressed by God are the truth. This is because the truth is the substance of God’s life, is God’s disposition, what He has and is, and the reality of all positive things. It is immutable and exists forever. The words expressed by God have authority and are very powerful. They can purify, save and perfect man, and be the source of man’s .