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Week 39 Day 3
conversations are significant barometers of our spirit
they start out casually before moving to the heart
then we tend to draw back if it gets too close
what would happen if others know us too well
to speak deeply about things in our sharing and confessions
revealing ourselves in our boasting and regrets
holding up a mirror showing who we are
there is chance and risk in that
so we revert to the safety of weather observations
will it be rain or sunshine hot or cold
and no one knows our moods or feelings
there is loneliness in that isolation
Jesus encountered a woman at the well who came at noon
the safest time of day to avoid talking or being talked about
but she was about to have a conversation
that would change her life forever
where is your husband
that question was symbolic for her sin
which had to be acknowledged and dealt with
before she could receive God's gift of living water
the temptation is to keep conversation superficial
to deal with facts rather than faith
to deal with comments rather than commitment
to get the light off us and on to something else
how is your conversation with Jesus going
AN ETERNAL SPRING Jesus was thirsty, she had a jug; she was thirsty, Jesus offered an ever-flowing fountain. John 4
5Jesus came to a city of Samaria called Sychar. 6Jacob's well
was there. Jesus, being wearied from His journey, sat by the
well. It was about the sixth hour (noon). 7A woman came to
draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink." 8His disciples
had gone into the city to buy food. 9The woman said, "How is
it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan
woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
10Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who
it is who says, 'Give Me a drink', you would have asked Him,
and He would have given you living water."
11The woman said, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with.
Where do You get that living water? 12Are You greater than our
father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself?"
13Jesus said, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,
14but whoever drinks of the water I give will never thirst. It
will become in him a fountain springing up into everlasting life."
15The woman said, "Sir, give me this water." 16Jesus said to
her, "Go, call your husband, and come here." 17The woman
answered, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have
well said, 18for you have had five husbands, and the one whom
you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly."
19The woman said to him, "Sir, You are a prophet. 20Our
fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in
Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship." 21Jesus
said, "Neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem. 23True
worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the
Father is seeking such to worship Him."
25The woman said, "I know that Messiah is coming. When
He comes, He will tell us all things." 26Jesus said, "I who
speak to you am He." 27At this point His disciples came, and
marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one asked why?
28The woman then left her waterpot, went into the city, and
said, 29"Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever
did. Could this be the Christ?" 30They went out to Him.
39Many of the Samaritans of that city believed, 40so they
urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.
41Many more believed. 42They said to the woman, "Now we
believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves heard
Him and we know this is the Christ, the Savior of the world." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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