“But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
– John 4:14

Being thirsty is an awful feeling.  What a relief to drink a wonderful glass of cold water on a hot July day.  The Psalmist often wrote about thirsting for God. I equate being thirsty to searching and not being satisfied.  So many people are searching for love, happiness, fulfillment, success, security, and peace.  The process is exhausting.  The problem is searching for other things to satisfy that thirst.  The results may work, but only temporarily.  Ultimately, our souls are crying out.  Jesus said, “You will find rest for your souls.”  Through Him, we never need to thirst again. 

Renew your commitment to draw closer to your Creator and enjoy the peace and satisfaction that only God’s love can bring.

Bible Verses for July

Some of these verses are appropriate for the day (like July 4 and 5 talking about freedom). But, mostly, these are verses for you to meditate on for each day. They are full of truth, wisdom, and God’s faithfulness. I hope you enjoy them.

1) “But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
– John 4:14

2) Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. – Proverbs 19:20

3) For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12

4) Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. – 2 Corinthians 3:17

5) You, my brothers are called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. – Galatians 5:13

6) By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from the thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? – Matthew 7:16

7) But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. – 2 Chronicles 15:7

8) Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach. – Proverbs 22:17

9) Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. – Psalm 100:2

10) So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. – 2 Corinthians 5:9

11) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. – 2 Timothy 3:16

12) Don’t be misled: Bad company corrupts good character. – 1 Corinthians 15:33

13) Being confident in this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. – Philippians 1:6

14) I tell you the truth; you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. – John 16:20

15) Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. – Ephesians 3:20

16) Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:6 & 7

17) The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. – Proverbs 18:10

18) For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. – Romans 11:29

19) The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. – Isaiah 32:17

20) A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself. – Proverbs 11:17

21) I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. – Job 19:25

22) Be still, and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10

23) Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” – Isaiah 30:21

24) I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. – John 10:14

25) Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see fact to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. – 1 Corinthians 13:12

26) You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasure at your right hand. – Psalm 16:11

27) Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. – Romans 12:11

28) Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. – Colossians 3:9-10

29) How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. – 1 John 3:1

30) The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. – Zephaniah 3:17

31) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. – Proverbs 3:5

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