We have a ministry laid on our heart: to water with the Water of Life. Freely and abundantly have we received such a watering, and freely we want to give it. May we be an inspiration and an encouragement for you to study further and be watered by our Lord yourself.
“…He that watereth…”
The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. Proverbs 11:25
In this verse, the Hebrew word behind ‘liberal’ means a gift, a blessing, and prosperity, denoting a giver of good things when taken in context. The second part of this verse adds depth as the Hebrew word for ’watered’ (‘yarah yara’) is the root word for ‘torah’, which is the Hebrew word behind the English word ‘law’ in many verses throughout Scripture. ‘Yarah yara’ means to flow as water, to lay or point out, to teach and instruct.
But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD: …And they shall teach my people between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. Ezekiel 44:15, 23
The theme is a recurring one, going well beyond these two texts: men and women who teach what they are taught will be taught more. It is a blessed work, where laboring and giving and being gifted repeat over and over again in praise to the Living God. The same promise given to Moses is given to us today, “Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” (Exodus 4:12)