First in the Tabernacle, and later in the Temple, there was a laver or basin filled with water for the Priests to gaze in and then wash themselves before they could enter into the Tabernacle. Again, this represents the Word. The reflection the Priests got as they gazed into the laver made from polished bronze and the water represents the truth we see as we read the Bible. We see our true selves and we see the truth of God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. The Word is a mirror to reveal truth, the truth of our sins and the truth of our Savior who forgives our sins. As we are convicted we wash ourselves in His Blood and are forgiven.
Hebrews 4:12-13 (CEV) What God has said isn't only alive and active! It is sharper than any double-edged sword. His word can cut through our spirits and souls and through our joints and marrow, until it discovers the desires and thoughts of our hearts. (13) Nothing is hidden from God! He sees through everything, and we will have to tell him the truth.
Another question to ask ourselves is do we exude the water of the Word? As I said in the beginning we must ingest water daily in order to live and our bodies naturally exude water through sweat, urine or exhalation. Are you taking in the Water of the Word on a regular basis? Are you exuding the Word in your thoughts and speech? Something to think about isn't it? Are our words full of Jesus? Full of hope, full of truth, full of wisdom, full of encouragement, always pointing to God? Or is our speech full of curses, gossip, slander, despair, hopelessness, anger?
James 3:2-11 (ERV) We all make many mistakes. A person who never said anything wrong would be perfect. Someone like that would be able to control their whole body too. (3) We put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us. With these bits we can control their whole body. (4) It is the same with ships. A ship is very big, and it is pushed by strong winds. But a very small rudder controls that big ship. And the one who controls the rudder decides where the ship will go. It goes where he wants it to go. (5) It is the same with our tongue. It is a small part of the body, but it can boast about doing great things. A big forest fire can be started with only a little flame. (6) The tongue is like a fire. It is a world of evil among the parts of our body. It spreads its evil through our whole body and starts a fire that influences all of life. It gets this fire from hell. (7) Humans have control over every kind of wild animal, bird, reptile, and fish, and they have controlled all these things. (8) But no one can control the tongue. It is wild and evil, full of deadly poison. (9) We use our tongues to praise our Lord and Father, but then we curse people who were created in God's likeness. (10) These praises and curses come from the same mouth. My brothers and sisters, this should not happen. (11) Do good water and bad water flow from the same spring? Of course not.