Isaiah 12:1 - 6
ESV - 1 You will say in that day: "I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. 2 "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation."
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Water is often associated with salvation. Isaiah 12:3: "Therefore, with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation." Exodus 15:2 says: "The Lord is my strength and my salvation..." Isaiah 43:20: "The beast of the field will honor Me, the jackels and the ostriches, because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert..." Paul says in 2 Timothy 4:17-18 that the Lord gave him strength and delivered him from every evil work. He (God) preserved him for His heavenly Kingdom. The wilderness in the Exodus experience was an arid place. It was a wasteland. I think that life without God is like that. The provision of water then, in the wanderings of the Exodus, was essential. So too, it is and now in our day. Isaiah 12 is a hymn of praise. And the joy is found in the "Living water" that God provides for every creature. Isaiah 55:1:"Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters...come and buy and eat...without price..." John 4:10,14, Jesus said, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you 'give me a drink; you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water. (Verse 14) Jesus said..."whoever drinks of the water I shall give Him will never thirst..." In John 7:37-38, Jesus promised the gift of the Holy Spirit to believers. He will always be present and never leave! This is JOY!
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