2 Kings 3.16-20 And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Make this valley full of ditches, thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. And this is [but] a light thing in the sight of the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hand. And ye shall smite every fenced city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones. And it came to pass in the morning, when the meat offering was offered, that, behold, there came water by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.
This morning I am going to speak “parabolically” to you. The section of 2 Kings is all about the people of God going to war with the Moabites. God assures them of victory for good King Jehoshaphat’s sake. The interesting thing about this victory is that God will cause His miraculous blessing of water to appear to be the shed blood of the Israelites, thus luring them to their own demise.
The part that I want to point out to you is that one of the great needs of warfare at that time was water for the soldiers and their animals. The Lord tells them to dig ditches all throughout the valley. Without them seeing any evidence of wind or rain, God promises to fill those ditches with water. Many times in our lives, we find ourselves dealing with ditches. They can be ditches of despair. Ditches of temptation or affliction. Our greatest need during those times is the presence of The Lord. Beloved, Jesus Christ is the very Fountain of Living Water. He is the Only One Who can fill those ditches in with hope and life.
Look to Him this morning. There is no ditch in life that He cannot fill. No emptiness that He cannot satisfy. We are in the battle of life called spiritual warfare. And every good soldier in Christ is given the everlasting Water of Christ Himself. Let God fill that ditch in your life this morning. Through Christ, we have the assurance of God’s promise that God is working everything together in that ditch for our good and His glory. Drink oh thirsty foul, drink of the water of life freely.