The religious leaders don’t like having their hypocrisy pointed out and try to seize Jesus. John’s explanation as to why they are unable to do so is theological: his hour had not yet come. In other words, it wasn’t time for Jesus to die. As the festival is drawing to a close, Jesus offers the thirsty a drink. But what is he talking about? It’s obviously not physical thirst, but an internal, spiritual dryness that only he can satisfy. Many people today are thirsty but haven’t found what will satisfy their thirst. As Jesus explains, those who receive the Holy Spirit as a result of believing in him will have access to living water.
Passage: John 7:25-52