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Beside the Still Waters

Anchor Devotional - 10.08.18


“When all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone away from the well’s mouth and water the sheep. Then they would return the stone to its place over the mouth of the well.” Genesis 29:3

Genesis 29:1-14

The shepherd was always thinking of the care of his sheep—especially for water to quench his flock’s thirst. Many ancient wells were kept carefully sealed by their owners until high noon, the hour of watering. When the stone was removed, those entitled to the water could approach the well.

A crowd had gathered at the well in Paddan Aram when Jacob arrived. He was just inquiring for his uncle when the beautiful shepherdess Rachel came to water her sheep. Jacob was smitten by her, and later she would indeed become his wife. He had found the love of his life at the well.

Praise be to our God that the well of salvation is never sealed for us. We need not wait till “high noon” to approach Him and drink deeply of His compassion and forgiveness. “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation… for great is the Holy One of Israel among you” (Isaiah 12:3, 6). Jesus, our life-giving water, freely gives to all His flock, His chosen ones. In Him you will find true satisfaction for your life’s thirst. Seek Him today!

Scripture Focus

Genesis 29:1-14

Insight

Come to Jesus and find the treasure of your life. There will never be greater comfort than alongside the still waters where He leads.

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 57-58
  • Psalm 99
  • Acts 22