Like deep water in the heart ...

Knowing what is right is like deep water in the heart; a wise person draws from the well within. Drinking from the beautiful chalice of knowledge is better than adorning oneself with gold and rare gems. -Proverbs 20:5,15

The book of James defines sin as not doing what you "know" is the right thing to do. Sometimes life is about being wise with regard to the knowledge that you all ready have. Sometimes it involves not buying that thing that you "know" that you cannot afford or spending time with people who you "know" will drag you down. Sometimes being successful means following that irrational inner part of you that wants to overcome your rational proclivity to do what you "know" is wrong.

The imagery of water being drawn from a well and drunken from a beautiful chalice speaks to me. It reminds me that Jesus once spoke of how rivers of living water would flow from within those who believed in him. Deep waters are meant to give life not only to us but to those who are in the sound of our voice. Spiritual wisdom and knowledge are meant to be humbly drawn out like water from a well. Yet sometimes we are too proud to drop our spiritual buckets into the well.

Lord, we need your life giving water. Teach us to draw from your well today.

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