1 Samuel 7:6 Water Means Life

1 Samuel 7:6 (KJV)
And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpeh.

The sacrifice of water seems so counter-intuitive to me.

  • It is free of charge
  • It is generally available
  • It is common 

But recently our well pump went out and I was reminded of how necessary water is.

They drew the water, no doubt from a well someone had dug. There was effort, resources, and financial investment placed in giving the well. Someone before them had gone before and provided this blessing. 

Water is essential for life. 
They say we can go only three days without it. 

Springs of water is used to typify the Holy Spirit 
Without Him we are incapable of understanding the Bible, empowered prayer, efficient service or effective prayer.

Water means joy, refreshing, calmness, and peace of soul.
To pour water out in sacrifice then, was a potent emblem of the need of Almighty God.

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1 Samuel 7:6 Water Means Life

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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