He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
|The River of Life|
This short booklet is taken from a sermon preached on rivers in the Holy Bible. Believers in Christ cannot underestimate the significance of rivers in the Holy Bible. The Holy Scripture actually begins with rivers in the first book and ends with a river in the last chapter of the last book of the Holy Bible. As water is a source of life on earth, Bible students seeking to unravel mysteries in the Holy Bible cannot overlook the life giving property in rivers. Surely it will be a profitable undertaking to seek out winding rivers through the pages of the Holy Scriptures. With the flow of the redemptive streams of rivers from the first failure of man in the Garden of Eden to the final complete restoration in the eternal paradise of the New Jerusalem, rivers do tell their stories and testify of God’s great mercy towards unworthy undeserving sinful men. So rivers undoubtedly have a rather important role in the redemption story of man in the Holy Bible. They bear testimony to the history of men and flow with the gracious act of God’s mercy towards fallen men. May Bible believers learn from even nature like rivers to appreciate God’s plan for mankind in the ultimate eventual eternal state of all those who love the Lord and accept His plan for them through the Son of the living God.