Unit 14: Living Water
Jesus said in answer, “Truly, I say to you, If a man’s birth is not from water and the spirit, it is not possible for him to go into the kingdom of God."
耶稣说在答复, “的确, 我对您说, 如果人 诞生不是从水和精神, 它不是可能使他进入上帝王国。
What a difference a drop of rain can give to a dry land. I took my family through Death Valley--one of the driest and hottest places in California. But the scene was totally different – there had been a change to rain. Nature was alive, there were many flowers, the air was misty and the trip was pleasant. My friends could not believe it, until they saw the pictures.
区别雨水滴可能给干燥土地。 我采取了我家通过死亡谷-- 最干燥和最热的地方的当中一个在加利福尼亚。 但场面是完全另外 - 那里是对雨的变动。自然活, 有许多花, 空气是有薄雾的并且旅行是宜人的。 我的朋友不能相信它, 直到他们看了图片。
Jesus said “Whoever takes the water I give him will never be in need of drink again,
for the water I give him will become in him a fountain of eternal life”
Dry lands were well known to those living in Israel. Jesus was saying a meaningful thing when talking of the fountain of life. For a people used to the waste lands of Judea, the meaning was clear. To the woman at the well: “Sir, give me this water” was her ready response.
干燥土地是知名的对那些生活在以色列。 耶稣说一件意味深长的事当谈话生活喷泉。为人被用于Judea 荒地, 意思是清楚的。 对妇女在井:” 先生, 给我这水” 是她的准备好反应。
And she drank that water, for she said to the people “Come and see … is it possible that this is the Christ?”
并且她喝了那水, 为了她对人”说和看见吗 … 它是可能的, 这是基督?”
Before that , she was born of water, but now she was born of the spirit.
以前, 她出生水, 但她现在出生精神。
Prayer: Lord, May we become a fountain of life as we too are born of the spirit. Amen.
祷告: 阁下, 可以 我们成为生活喷泉当我们太是出生精神。阿门。
Thought for the day
Men need Christ, the living water
Clive Gates (NSW, Australia)
Prayer focus: The New Spirit Christ Gives