The Samaritan Woman: Believing at the Well
Day 5, Week 3 of Beautifully Surrendered, a Love God Greatly Study
Today’s Reading: John 4:1-30 (14-15)
4 But whoever drinks some of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again, but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” John 4:14-15
Crucial to this encounter with the Samaritan woman is the word “whoever”. It is equally important to understand the importance of who Jesus was speaking to –
She was a woman and a Samaritan. He had five husbands and was living with one who was not her husband; because of her lifestyle she was a known outcast and considered ‘unclean’. Jesus’ ongoing answers and conversation seem to soften her attitude and many others are brought to meet Him.
What’s your take away from the story of the Samaritan woman?
How then Shall We Live?
Jesus clearly asked water from this woman to engage her in conversation and offer her the living water he has to offer. From my understanding He did so at great risk to His reputation – considering, not only that she was a woman but her lifestyle and the fact that she was a Samaritan. In what He did He set the example of how we are to live as His witnesses.
- Don’t be afraid to reach the “outcast” with the love of Jesus
- Make “whoever” a part of our conversation with the ‘thirsty’
- Give the word out like cups of cold water to those who are thirsty (in need of ‘eternal life’)
- Tell others what we know about Jesus and where they can find Him
My Prayer Response:
Father, thank You for the examples of Jesus. Help us to live and love like Him. When we open our mouths fill us with the words that will help those who are “thirsty” receive the gift of eternal life. Help us to ‘see’ those who are seeking more and to engage with them regardless of how they respond, regardless of their status in life, and regardless of what others think.
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