We ended last week with two observations.
People thirst for popularity and position. In other words, to be large and in charge.
In the search for answers to life's deepest questions, people practice the art of speculation. In other words, people make things up as they go along. Rather than turning to God's Word to form their thoughts and ideas, they impose their thoughts and ideas on God's Word.
We're going to pick things up today with how Jesus had a very simple answer to the problem of speculation. John 7:16-17 says, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority." I love how simple this is. You walk away from speculation by doing God's will. Simply put. Choose to do what God calls us to do through His Word. If you are thirsty, don't just sit around speculating about what can satisfy your thirst. Come and drink…drink in what Jesus is doing and saying. You do that, and you'll know what living water is.