The Well of the Living One Who Sees Me

This is a subsidiary post of Well, Spring, Stream, River…
It is also a subsidiary post of The Living One.
It is also a subsidiary post of The Face and Eyes of the Lord – Christ Sees Us, He Knows Us
It is also a subsidiary post of The Holy Spirit in Metaphorical Terms.
It is also a subsidiary post of Prayer.

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In Genesis 16:13, Hagar, having had an experience with an angel of the Lord by a well, says, “You are a God who sees.”  Then, in Genesis 16:14, she names the well “Beer-lahai-roi.”  The NASB marginal note on this word reads “I.e. the well of the living one who sees me.”  Just a few verses earlier in the text (Genesis 16:7), the well was called “a spring of water in the wilderness.”

Let’s meditate on this phrase, beginning by meditating on each of the individual words.

Spring

Water  –  John 4:10-14; 7:37-39; Revelation 22:1, 2 *** Psalm 1:3; Jeremiah 2:13; 15:18, 19; 17:5-8, 13 (regarding Jeremiah 15:18, consider also Job 6:15, for a “wadi” is a “deceptive stream” and contrasts with the “ever-flowing stream” mentioned in Amos 5:24)

Well

Living One  –  Luke 24:5; Hebrews 3:12; Revelation 1:18

Sees Me  –  The Face and Eyes of the Lord – Christ Sees Us, He Knows Us

Now, think about the words together: “the well of the living one who sees me.”

Jesus is the living One.  He sees us.  As a consequence of our believing this, the Spirit is given in our hearts – a well of the water of life, an ever-flowing stream.

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