Wells Sermon Illustrations

Wells Sermon Illustrations

Wells Dug

A newspaper dated June 13, 1862, made this report: The army of Mississippi has taken a position near Tupelo, about fifty miles south of Corinth. It is stated that this is the first point at which a sufficient supply of good water could be obtained in addition to offering other advantages of comfort for a large army in camp. About one hundred wells have already been dug at Tupelo and more are being dug daily. A number of ovens have been built for use of the troops.

Well digging was done in the days of Abraham and Isaac, ever since Hagar, in the wilderness of Beersheba, saw a well of water and filled a bottle with water (Genesis 21:19): ever since "Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away" (Genesis 21:25); ever since the event we read of in Genesis.

And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names hy which his father had called them. And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water (Gen­esis 26:18,19).

And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water (Genesis 26:32).

Wells have not all been the same size.
Wells have not all been the same depth.
Wells have not all been of the same age.
Wells have not all been digged the same way.

But water, H2O is water everywhere and all the time, such as Adam and Eve drank on their honeymoon.   Jesus, sitting on Jacob's well curb at Sychar, talking to the woman whom He met there, spoke of a different well of water:

Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; hut the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life (John 4:13,14).

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