Jul21SunJuly 21, 2019
“The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.” Jn. 4:15
As the Conversation deepens, the woman makes a heartfelt request, “Sir, give me this water.” The request is two-fold: 1) that I thirst not; 2) neither do I come to this place again. Water is life giving and symbolizes creation and new beginnings. Jesus makes all things new and this water He spoke of promised something different and something new to this woman.
We know that if any man be in Christ he is a “new creation/creature”. Old things truly pass away. The plea of this woman was for what Jesus had to offer, “Sir, give me this water”. Jesus spoke of water in a way she never had heard before, water that she’d never thirst again and would be in her a well springing up into everlasting life. Jesus was not only speaking to her but through her even unto us this day.
What she had was doable but what Jesus offered was far better. This is something every Believer must come to grips with. God has something better for you. It’s better than anything you can find anywhere else. You may or may not realize the value of this truth, but it is a foundation upon which we build our lives. God’s ways are better for us. Anything less than God’s best is inadequate, no matter how good it may be. God knows everything about us; past, present, and future. He bids us to come to Him and drink. He is the Fountain of Living waters (Jer. 2:13; 17:13).
She wanted that which would eternally quench her thirst for life and something that would keep her from returning to a place that could not completely satisfy that thirst, yearning or craving for something more. To return to the former or the old is like the dog that returns to his vomit or the pig that returns to the mire. You need to know how precious the gift of God is (Jn. 4:10). Jacob’s well was a blessing for generations to come, but just as the manna that the Children of Israel ate in the wilderness, all the fathers are dead (Jn. 6:49).
It is said that her continual witnessing brought so many to the Christian faith that she is described as "equal to the apostles". Eventually, having drawn the attention of Emperor Nero, she was brought before him to answer for her faith, suffering many tortures and dying a martyr after being thrown down a dry well. God wants you to be a thriving tree of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. Leave your water pot, drink from the Fountain that never runs dry, live and enjoy this victorious life we have in Jesus. If you’re thirsty, come to Him and drink!! “Sir, give me this water.”
STEP INTO IT!