October 30, Reading 3 – John 4:1-30

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SAA Notes

Jesus says some of His most wonderful words to women.
Consider verse 24. This says a lot about who God is and who we
are. What does it mean for you in your church
to worship in
spirit and in truth
?

SJA Notes

It does not seem like coincidence that John points out that this is Jacob’s well.

Jacob, the father of the twelve tribes, ISRAEL himself.

And here we have a Samaritan woman, someone bereft of bloodline and birthright in the eyes of the remnant of Israel that God brought back from Babylon.

See, one thing that John seems to be layering over for us is the truth of the children of God – As he has written in the first chapter.

“But to all who did receive him [Christ], who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”

Who we are born to, our earthly parentage and lineage, has no merit for our salvation!

And so Jesus’ words to the Samaritan woman have rung down through the ages. And what words of encouragement they are to us!

“The water that I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Here is our King, and He gives us this living water. Not because of our earthly heritage, but because of GOD. His will. His love for us. His grace and mercy to us.

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* Gracious Father,

Thank You for calling us from darkness into light, wretched sinners though we are.

Thank You that it is You who are the difference, the means, the power and energy by which we are brought into Your people, Your flock.

Thank You for Jesus, who gives the water of life.

May we drink from it forevermore, refreshed and encouraged each day as we walk this mortal road – Looking forward to that day when we shall dwell with You in all the fullness of Your glory.

Amen.

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