We have heard the stories from so many of our readers of Christians they
know who became caught under the bondage of legalism, and then went to the
opposite pole of turning grace into a license for sin. Many times when
this happened, these confused Christians became involved with a dangerous
mystical practice called contemplative prayer and joined emerging
churches, thinking esoteric experiences and “new” freedoms were from God,
especially when they compared them to their legalistic backgrounds.
Jesus Christ is the well of living water, offered freely to whosoever will
invite Him into his life and heart to become his Savior. To the
unbeliever, He is the invitation—“let him that is athirst come”
(Revelation 22:17). To the new believer, He is that new life where, “old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians
5:17). But to those who have known Christ for a while, even a long while,
He is the reminder to come back and be refreshed again with the only water
that “shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life”
Whether you have been caught in the vast sea of legalism or in the tsunami
of “progressive” Christianity and you find your Christian life has become
meaningless, tiresome, and without any real direction, why not come to the
true living water? When we partake of that water, it does us much good.
And when we share that water with others, it does no harm to our neighbor.
It is the only water that is clean and pure and flows from the throne of
God, and it is free for the taking.