Saturday - November 19, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: John 7:37-52
Every person has needs. I'm not talking about those needs that we are familiar with, like food, water and sleep. I mean those needs that are much deeper, like the need to be loved, the need for acceptance, and the need for God. Yes, we all have an inner need for God. The sad fact is that most people are not even aware of it.
The French mathematician and Christian philosopher Blaise Pascal once wrote, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person, and it can never be filled by any created thing. It can only be filled by God, made known through Jesus Christ.”
Jesus once said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture had said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37-38).
The Greek word that the translators have used to define as “heart” actually is translated as “cavity.” Jesus is describing a spiritual emptiness that exist within the heart of all of us...a place that needs to be filled with the living waters of the Holy Spirit. People will search and search for a way to fill this emptiness with things that are in this world, yet the desire will never be satisfied. If you are looking for true satisfaction, and genuine fulfillment of all of you needs, then seek Jesus.
Application: Have you looked to Jesus this week?