Scripture to Read: Nehemiah 3:15-25
Today we read Nehemiah 3:15-25 and again see 15 different men and groups mentioned who were all rebuilding different parts of the wall. Along the wall, another gate was rebuilt, the Fountain Gate. The Fountain Gate represents the “rivers of living water” that flow from those who have surrendered their lives to our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said in John 4:14 “but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” Jesus also said in John 7:38-39, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water. ’39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” The Fountain Gate is a great reminder that we have God’s “living water” dwelling in us through His Holy Spirit. We not only have the Holy Spirit, but we are to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit. We are told by God in Ephesians 5:18 “be filled with the Spirit.” To be filled with the Spirit means we choose to walk in obedience to our Lord and His Word. To be filled with the Spirit also means we choose to crucify all of the deeds of our flesh, so we honor our Lord in everything we do, say and even think (Galatians 5:19-24; Romans 6:12-14).
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about His living water dwelling in you?
2. How are you choosing to daily crucify your fleshly desires so that you are filled with His Holy Spirit and not yourself?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!