Monday, May 7, 2012

Secrets of the Sea

How important is water and the creatures that live in the water? They are extremely important, both physically and spiritually. The account of Jonah and the whale was referred to by Jesus as a literal event (Matthew 12:40-41), and He used it to speak of His death, burial, and resurrection. He used a well of water to minister to a woman (John 4) and to speak of "living water." In Proverbs, God used water to illustrate the physical faithfulness we should have for our mates.
Proverbs 5:22 "Drink waters out of thine own cistern..."
Water consists of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. While hydrogen and oxygen are extremely flammable, when combined just right, they put out fire! When temperatures drop below freezing, water doesn't condense and become heavier like many other substances. It expands and floats! This is critical to life on earth, as it allows fish to exist in a lake with frozen water on top. Water is necessary for our daily lives. The proper amount of water benefits colon health, hair and skin health, weight loss, clarity of thought, and so much more. What is the proper amount? Science tells us that one-half our body weight in ounces is what we need every day...more if we expend excess water through exercise. To the contrary, lack of water can create excessive thirst, fatigue, headaches, dry mouth, muscle weakness, dizziness, or lightheadedness. In short, water plays a critical role throughout Scripture and in our daily lives. We often take both physical water and the Water of God's Word for granted, but we need both throughout the day. Are you thirsty? Come to the Creator for living water!
Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters...

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