In Jeremiah 2:13, God accused the Israelites of forsaking Him, the Spring of Water.
- For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water. - Jeremiah 2:13
Instead of coming to God for their spiritual refreshment, they dug their own cisterns. However, their cisterns could not hold water. God is the only source of water to quench one’s spiritual thirst and provide eternal life. In other words, without God, the people were dying of spiritual thirst.
In John 4:13-14, Jesus told the woman at the well that He could provide her with water that would quench her spiritual thirst and provide her with eternal life.
- Jesus answered and said to her, Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life. - John 4:13-14
Later, Jesus declared that anyone spiritually thirsty should come to Him and drink.
- Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water. But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. - John 7:37-39
Those who drink or receive Jesus as the Lord and Savior will receive streams of living water that would arise from within them. The Apostle John clarified that Jesus’ illustration was a metaphor for the Holy Spirit. Later in Acts 2:33, believers received this Water, as the Father poured out the Holy Spirit upon them.
- Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear. - Acts 2:33