Today, we will finish our look at the Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus at the well found in John 4:11-14, “The woman saith unto Him, Sir Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast Thou that living water? Art Thou greater than our father Jacob? Which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” There is something special about this water that Jesus offers.
So far, we have discovered it reaches the rejected. It is an offer that is open to anyone that will accept it. This water will reveal to us the truth about ourselves and the truth about who Jesus is. Today, we will look at one final attribute of this water.
This water cleanses the corrupt! Let’s back up and look at verse seven, “There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give Me to drink.” Jesus knew the traditions of Jews interacting with the Samaritans, and He also knew the state of this woman’s life. He knew she was living in sin. Knowing all of this, He still interacts with her. He initiates a relationship with her. It doesn’t matter what you have done or how bad you have been, Jesus is still waiting to initiate a relationship with you.
Let’s look at what happens next. Jump ahead to verse 26, we see Jesus reveal to her His true identity. He reveals to her He is the Messiah, the One who came to take away the sins of the world. There are 19 verses between a simple request and a divine revelation. These few verses show us there is no soul to lost Jesus can’t find. There is no reject to rejected for Jesus to accept and no deceiver that the Truth can’t set free.
As we finish up I want us to look at how the woman responds to Jesus in verses 28 – 30,“The woman then left her water-pot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come see man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came unto Him.” The first thing the woman did was leave her water pot. She realized her way was not working anymore. She realized doing things her way and by herself wasn’t enough. She realized she couldn’t do it on her own anymore. She forsook her ways and trusted in Jesus. The next thing she did was to go and share Jesus with others. Jesus not only changed her, but the way others viewed her changed as well. She went from talked about to listened too. She went from ignored to followed and she went from being an outcast to being a leader. Are you ready for Jesus to change your life? Are you thirsty? Until next week be blessed and be a blessing.
By Dustin Wilds