These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them
“Springs without water” and “storm clouds which don’t send rain” are symbolic images of people who make promises but never keep those promises. This is another warning about those we allow to teach us and disciple us. A disciple-maker doesn’t promise freedom in his or her own name but in the name of Jesus. In other words, we don’t set people free, Jesus sets people free; a good teacher brings people to Jesus. A good teacher/disciple-maker has their own authentic story of the freedom they have experienced in Christ and can say, “Follow me as I follow Jesus”
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Pray the Lord’s Prayer:
“OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME, YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD. AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS, AS WE ALSO HAVE FORGIVEN OUR DEBTORS. AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE.”