1. Exposition

What does water often symbolize in Scripture?

John 7:38 (ESV)

38 Whoever believes in me, asthe Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Water in Scripture often symbolizes life, cleansing, refreshment, and renewal. It is no surprise that water also symbolizes the Holy Spirit (see Isaiah 44:3; Ezekiel 36:25–26). The Spirit has been poured out (Joel 2:28–29; Acts 2:17; Acts 10:45).