Five Minutes with God

Five Minutes with God is a distinct and exciting approach to daily Bible devotionals. Instead of a lofty goal of going through the entire Bible—or even the New Testament—in one year, Five Minutes with God focuses on shorter passages so that the reader can absorb more of the text and apply it to everyday life. This daily podcast will step you through the Gospel accounts of the life of Christ. Each day’s podcast also ends with a thought for further reflection and a call to prayer. By reading, reflecting, and praying, Five Minutes with God will help you come to know Him, love Him, and follow Him like never before.
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Jun 14, 2015

HOST: Michael Whitworth

SPONSOR: Logos Bible Software

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

We are not left to wonder about the meaning of Jesus’ words in this short passage, as the inspired writer reveals their meaning to us. This “living water” that Jesus promises to those who believe in Him is the Holy Spirit that would be given after Jesus was glorified (i.e. resurrected and ascended back to the Father). That prophetic statement was fulfilled beginning in Acts 2 when the Spirit came upon the Apostles, leading them into all truth and giving them miraculous abilities to spread that message to the world. Many first-century Christians were also granted a miraculous measure of the Spirit’s power to ensure a proper instruction and understanding of God’s will. But all of that was working toward an even greater gift of the Spirit—one that would be available to all of mankind and would be able to lead any open and receptive heart to salvation in Christ. That gift, of course, is God’s holy Word, given by the inspiration of the Spirit, and through its teachings, we have access to all of God’s blessings. What a wonderful gift!

Why is God’s Word so valuable to us today?

Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!