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Morning and Evening 6.17

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Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well: sing ye unto it.” Numbers 21:17

This brought back some great memories of sunday school singing this song. It has been some time since I have heard the song Spring Up, O Well, so I had to find the lyrics on the internet. What great truth in this song, and maybe you can remember the tune and sing along with me this morning.

I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me
Makes the lame to walk and the blind to see,
Opens prison doors, sets the captive free.
I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me.

Spring up, O well, within my soul.
Spring up, O well, and make me whole
Spring up, O well, and give to me
That life abundantly

In the wilderness, God spoke to Moses and told him to gather up the people and I will give them water. And of course God provided. Abundantly. I am blessed by this verse, as we all need spiritual water, heavenly grace, to fill our souls. Is your soul thirsty this morning. Call out to God and he will make you whole. I think a lot of times we go through our days and wait a little too long to pray for our souls to be renewed. I like what Spurgeon says, “Let us not murmur, but sing.” Lift our praises to Him, and if you don’t know what to say, sing the song up above.

Spurgeon continues, “the well was the object of effort. The Lord would have us active in obtaining grace.” Basically, we can’t just sit here and expect our souls to be filled. We must be actively seeking His grace through prayer, devotion, fellowship and worship. “The Lord will give us His peace most plenteously, but not in a way of idleness.” The Lord is our Provider of all our fresh springs. Spring up, O well.

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