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Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. He is a little too caught up in his position as a Jew , a Pharisee , a member of the Sanhedrin, and a renowned teacher of the Old Testament law. There is a kind of confrontation in the third chapter of John. When Jesus tells him that he will not make it into the kingdom of God as he is, without being reborn from above, he seems to try to get Jesus to change His course rather than to change his own.
Nicodemus does ask questions, but there seems to be little progress toward genuine faith, at least so far. His questions do not convey a willingness by Nicodemus to change his thinking, but rather a resistance to what Jesus is saying.
The same fundamental issues described in John chapter 3 are present in chapter 4. If the woman at the well is to come to a saving faith, she must change her course, just as Jesus required of Nicodemus.
Both Nicodemus and the woman at the well must decide what to do with what Jesus has told them. Ultimately, this decision is based upon who they believe Jesus to be. Weary from their journey, Jesus and His disciples come to a parcel of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. It was a deep well, a hundred feet deep or so, fed by a spring. Other water was available in the area, closer to town, but this well may have provided the best water. It was at this well that Jesus sat down to rest. For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.
Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? First, she is a Samaritan. Second, she is guilty of sexual immorality, and third, she is a woman. We have already commented about the way the Jews felt toward the Samaritans. We are not left in doubt about how the Pharisees would have dealt with such a woman. In asking her for a drink of water, Jesus catches this woman completely off guard.
Jews did not share eating or drinking utensils with Samaritans. The woman cannot help but inquire of Jesus why He would ask the unthinkable. 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 does not explain how He can ask to drink water from her cup. Notice the elements of this revelation. Second, Jesus indicates to this woman that there is something of which she is ignorant. The woman does not understand what Jesus is saying, but she does understand that He is claiming to be someone important, and to have something she would want if she knew who He was and what He could give her.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
Does Jesus dare claim to be better than Jacob? Jesus does not answer the question about being greater than Jacob quite yet. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus asks her for some of this water, and then proceeds to inform her that He has better water, living water, water that produces eternal life, water that permanently quenches thirst.
The woman is ready for this kind of water. So Jesus instructs this woman to go and get her husband, and bring him back to the well. To do this, He gently exposes sin in her life. He does so by telling her to bring her husband. She chooses to conceal her sin by giving Jesus an answer that is factually truthful, but functionally dishonest. She tells Jesus she has no husband.
Either way, Jesus has told this woman enough for her to correctly conclude that He has divine knowledge. He is, at a minimum, a prophet. She reasons from what He has told her that He could go on to tell her virtually everything she has ever done. And she is right! Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. Just as Nicodemus could not see the kingdom of God through adherence to the traditions of the Pharisees, so this woman cannot see the kingdom by following the religion of the Samaritans.
Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. He will reveal the truth about how men must worship God. Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours. Please eat because You need the nourishment if we are to continue our journey.
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? The holy spirit sets us apart, not our own fleshly works.
Before we can be holy and acceptable unto God, we must become the temple of God. We must be born again through belief in the destruction of the temple of God the body of Jesus , and his rebuilding the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Are you a Christian, or are you just religious? If you take the words of our Lord seriously, there is a great difference between those who are religious and those who are reborn from above.
Nicodemus was as lost as the Samaritan woman at the well. There will be many in hell who trusted in their works to get them to heaven, rather than in His work, the work of our Lord Jesus Christ and the cross of Calvary. He came down from heaven, and He was lifted up on a cross to bear the penalty of your sins and mine. He was raised from the dead and exalted to the right hand of God. He offers to us His righteousness and His life.
If you trust in Him, rather than in yourself, you will be reborn from above, and thus you can be assured that you will see the kingdom of God.
So why not today open up your heart to Jesus Christ, because He is the One that died on the cross and shed His blood and paid the penalty for your sins so you could have that free gift of eternal life. This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 8th, at am and is filed under Bible.
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King James Bible
Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. He is a little too caught up in his position as a Jew , a Pharisee , a member of the Sanhedrin, and a renowned teacher of the Old Testament law.
It was about noon. How can you ask me for a drink? Where can you get this living water? Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
Spiritual Rebirth: The Samaritan Woman at the Well
Question: "What can we learn from the woman at the well? This was an extraordinary woman. She was a Samaritan , a race of people that the Jews utterly despised as having no claim on their God, and she was an outcast and looked down upon by her own people. However, this woman was ostracized and marked as immoral, an unmarried woman living openly with the sixth in a series of men. The story of the woman at the well teaches us that God loves us in spite of our bankrupt lives. God values us enough to actively seek us, to welcome us to intimacy, and to rejoice in our worship. To be wanted, to be cared for when no one, not even herself, could see anything of value in her—this is grace indeed. But there are many other valuable truths we glean from this story. John And because of his words many more became believers.
Samaritan woman at the well
The Samaritan woman at the well is a figure from the Gospel of John , in John — The woman appears in John 4 :4—42, However below is John — But he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar , near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well.
John 4:1-26 : The Samaritan Woman at the Well