The Bible mentions water over 600 times for everything from washing, drinking, and baptism to flooding the Earth and Jesus taking a moonlit sea-top stroll during a storm. The common thread of all those verses is that water is necessary for life. (That’s also the main idea of chapter two of most elementary biology textbooks.)
We’re going to focus on the necessity of water consumption (i.e. drinking it) because that’s where our weight loss connection lies. Water is necessary for life and health, yet we tend to take for granted that it’s available and clean and ready to chug any time. (I’m assuming that if you have enough caloric intake to want to lose weight, you live in a part of the world with easy access to clean water.) We have so many alternative beverages that we pass by the Genesis original.
Our bodies are composed of 60% water and use water for everything from aiding digestion to protecting our brains to maintaining good circulation. It’s also one of the easiest healthy habits to start today. You can probably drink 8 ounces of water before you finish reading one of the links below.
Need some inspiration to chug some fantastic H2O?
John 4:10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have give you living water”.
Rev 7:17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water’. ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes’.
Rev 22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city.