Joyously Drawing from the Well (Isaiah 12:3) - Radical

Joyously Drawing from the Well (Isaiah 12:3)

“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”
-Isaiah 12:3

Oh, what a short, brief, potent verse Isaiah 12:3 is. “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” This is a reality, an invitation for every single one of us. That God has made salvation possible for us, by his grace. So we know, based on the New Testament, that salvation possible through Christ, through what he’s done on the Cross for us. His salvation is available, and it is a well. There are wells of salvation that we can draw water from, every day, all day long; and we can draw that water with joy.

God has made salvation possible for us, and we can draw from those wells

with joy every day, all day.

Just think about what Jesus says in the book of John. He says, “I’m the bread of life. Those who come to me will never go hungry. He who believes in me will never be thirsty.” What he tells the woman at the well, when he says, “I can give you living water that will satisfy you for ever.” Just think about it. Today, you and I can draw water from the wells of salvation with joy. There’s more to draw from today.

This Verse Reminds Us That There Is Always Salvation

Yes, the first time we came to faith in Christ, we’re forgiven of our sins, we drew water from the well of salvation; but you know, the beauty is the next day, there was more water to be drawn, and the next day, and the next day, and the next day, and the next day. That will be the case for all of eternity. For all of eternity, with joy, we will be able to drink in the satisfaction that’s found in God. The wonder and abundance that’s found in Christ. What our souls need most, water for our souls. Therefore with joy, we just keep drawing every day.

I don’t know, I’m guessing some of you who are listening to this might even feel somewhat spiritually empty right now. Maybe even spiritually dry. So I just want to encourage you, based on Isaiah 12:3, there’s much drink for you. For your parched lips, for your dry mouth; drink today from the wells of the salvation that God has made available for you. Even if you’re not spiritually dry, like you feel almost kind of full. Just know there’s more water, all day long in today, to just draw water from the wells of his goodness and his grace and his mercy in your life.

Isaiah 12:3 Prays That God Will Give Us Salvation

We pray, yes, God, we want to draw water from the wells of your salvation, all day long in today, all day, every day. We need your salvation, in a holistic sense. Yes, we need that moment of salvation, when you forgave us of our sins; but God, we need to grow in your salvation on a daily basis, to discover in deeper and deeper ways the wonder of what it means to know you, to walk with you, and to be satisfied in you.

God, keep us, we pray today, from going to other wells. Wells in this world, so to speak. To look for satisfaction in the things and the possessions and position in this world. God, we know those things cannot satisfy like you alone can satisfy. Help us to just drink exclusively from your well, to trust in you to satisfy our souls. So O God, we do this with joy. We praise you for making the wells of salvation available to us, that we might have our souls filled up with your satisfaction. All glory be to your name. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

David Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and chairman of Radical. He is the author of several books, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change.

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