The Grace of Running Water

September 18, 2009 at 8:25 am | Posted in BiblicalSwimming, Ezekiel | 7 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

When Ezekiel was given the vision of God’s healing waters, he noticed that some of the waters were running out from the “right” side of the altar.

Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.

Ezekiel 47:1-2

This meant that some of the waters were flowing on the right hand, as opposed to the left hand, side, from Ezekiel’s point of view. However, we also use the word “right” to refer to something that is “correct” or “proper.” Therefore, we may take these verses as reminders that God’s grace, like running water, if not impeded by some barrier, will naturally go where it needs to go. In fact, water will seek the lowest level. The place where people are at their lowest, where they are most in need of help, and often where they are most desperate, is when they realize they are mired in sin. A person’s “lowest place” is the place where he is most in need of God’s grace, and, like the waters in Ezekiel’s vision, God’s grace always goes to the “right” place.

7 Comments »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

  1. […] are A.llowed to go where they need to go. God’s grace always goes to the right place – the place where it is […]

  2. […] the Temple 14. The Thousand Year Reign of King Jesus 15. God’s Plan for Water Pollution 16. The Grace of Running Water 17. The Grace To Swim 18. Swimming for Spiritual Fitness 19. Getting Your Feet Wet 20. Seeking the […]

  3. […] idiocy, which is pervasive in our culture. If we are wise, we will train our hearts to stay on the right hand side of God – the side of His lovingkindness, power, protection, and […]

  4. […] Holy Spirit is not telling us here that the Lord literally used His right hand as opposed to His left hand, or that He even used a physical hand to dash the Egyptians to pieces. […]

  5. […] is also important to explain the significance of Jesus’s position at God’s right hand, equally enthroned with God the Father, having […]

  6. […] proceeds sovereignly according to the will of God, even as a river in all its windings follows its own sweet will; and wherever it comes it does not wait for life to come to it, but it […]

  7. […] Plan for Water Pollution (Ezekiel 47:8-9) The Grace of Running Water (Ezekiel 47:1-2) The Grace to Swim (Ezekiel 47:4-5) Swimming for Spiritual Fitness (Ezekiel 47:5) […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: