July 11, 2018

What I read today

Numbers 27-28; Psalm 72; Jeremiah 6; John 4; 2 Thessalonians 2

She came to the well every day to get water.  It was her daily routine.  She hadn’t lived an extraordinary life.  She was a Samaritan.  Samaritans were considered a non-Jewish people.  A mixed breed that was to be rejected by the true Jews of Jesus time.  Because of how they were viewed they didn’t go to Jerusalem to worship.  They would’ve been cast out by the priests anyway.

Her life wasn’t one of great honor.  She’d been divorced five times and was now living with a man out of wedlock.

In spite of all this Jesus positioned himself in a place to have an encounter with her.

Jesus did nothing without a purpose.  He knew what he was doing and where he was going.

He offered her living water.  She shook her head and said “You’re a Jew? Why would you offer me anything?”

Then he offered her eternal life.  Then he told her that he already knew everything she’d done.  Then he told her that it didn’t matter if she worshiped in the temple in Jerusalem on Mt Sinai or by Jacob’s Well.  Location didn’t matter it was the heart of the worshiper that mattered.  Jesus was coming to her where she was, knowing who she was.

She had to be stunned.

She ran to the village and told everyone that the Messiah was here.  The village came running.  Imagine, a village of Samaritans believed.

Jesus still doesn’t care about our pasts.  He knows what we’ve done.  He only cares about our eternal futures.

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