David Jeremiah points out that, "The Dead Sea is so salty it contains no fish or plant life. Why? There are absolutely no outlets! A great volume of water pours into it, but nothing flows out. Many inlets plus no outlets equals a dead sea.

"This law of nature may also be applied to the child of God. If others meet your needs, but you do not meet theirs, you do not have an outlet. This explains why many believers are so unfruitful and lacking in spiritual vitality. It's possible for some people to attend Bible conferences, listen to religious broadcasts, study the Scriptures, and continually take in the Word as it is preached, and yet seem lifeless and unproductive in their Christian lives. They have several inlets but no outlets, like the Dead Sea. To be vibrant and useful believers, we must "give out" in service to others! Galatians 5:13-14 says, "Through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'" Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.

"Pray that Jesus will allow you the great joy and privilege of providing a steady stream of living water to those that you come in contact with every day." (Turning Point DailyDevotional, 8/5/03)