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Daily Devotional

The Upper and the Nether Springs
Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.
Christ has springs of living water to turn our wilderness into an Eden of fellowship and fruitfulness.
Alexander Simpson
Our Father always gives with a bountiful hand. We come like Calebs daughter, requesting a blessing, and He gives us a double portion, the upper springs and the nether springs.

There are upper springs and there are lower springs in the Christian life. We need both, and the Lord gives both. His grace is sufficient for every need and flows freely to us in every situation.

His upper springs may be taken to speak of the spiritual blessings in heavenly places that He gives us in Christ (Eph. 1:3). What rich springs of grace are the blessings Paul goes on to list in Ephesians chapter 1election, predestination, adoption, acceptance in the beloved, redemption through the blood of Christ, the revelation of Gods will, the sealing of the Holy Spirit, our eternal inheritance, and a place in the body of which Christ is the exalted Head. Too often Christians dismiss these glorious truths as impractical or reduce them to the deadwood of theological controversy. These spiritual blessings are the wells, or springs, of salvation, and we should learn to do what Isaiah the prophet speaks of: With joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation (Isa. 12:3).

The lower springs may be taken to speak either of the special grace the Lord gives to us in those times when we are passing through some valley experience, or of His provision for our earthly needs. There are lower springs that meet the needs of the body as well as upper springs that meet the needs of the soul. There is grace to enable us to live in the joy of the Lord in this present world as well as grace to bring us safely to the Celestial City. There is no valley so deep, no suffering so great, and no affliction so trying but that Gods grace can make our experience of it fruitful and beneficial.

O Christian, look up. Cry for a blessing. The river of God is full of water (Psa. 65:9). There are springs of divine help and favour for every believer in every situation.
Daily devotions are from the book "Eagle's Wings" published by the Free Presbyterian Church.
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