December 18, 2017: SOAP #2937:  John 2-4 Scripture:  John (NIV) 4:7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a [...]

December 18, 2017: SOAP #2937:  John 2-4

Scripture:  John (NIV) 4:7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”

Observation:   This woman had something Jesus wanted.   Water, but He really wanted more.   He wanted her.   Jesus was not so much interested in what she could give Him, but in what He could give her.   She could give him water from a well, but He could give her living water!

She came by herself to draw water, normally that was a social time for friends.   She had been married five times and was now living with a man not her husband; that was probably the reason no one wanted to accompany her to the well. (vs 18.)  But the next time she came to the well, the whole town came with her! (vs 30.)  What a change!!

Application:   More than once I have discovered that when Jesus was asking me for something He was really wanting to give me something!   I need to remember that by nature Jesus is a giver.   It is foolish to withhold from Him what He desires.   When He sees the nature of a giver in me, He opens His treasures to me.

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, three things you are teaching me:   1. You are teaching me to give.   2.   You are teaching me the joy of giving.   3. You always out give me!    Amen

Pastor Leon
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