Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
This verse is part of the account of Jesus turning water into wine. Read John chapter two for the full account. At times, God has been represented as one who is on a tight budget and who disapproves of us asking for anything more than just necessities. However, this first miracle of Jesus disproves that.
Scholars suggest that a firkin was equal to about nine U.S. gallons. This would mean that six of these water pots would hold 162 gallons of wine. That’s a lot of wine!
In a similar instance when Jesus was asked to provide food for the multitude, He once again supplied more than the need (Mt. 14:15-21; Mk. 6:33-44; Lk. 9:11-17).
These examples show the Lord’s willingness to meet our needs with plenty to spare. God is not cheap!
Today, don’t limit God to barely meeting your needs. If you have enough, then believe for extra so that you can bless someone else.
Let God be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servants