Jesus and the Contemptible People

“When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Will you give me a drink?’ (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?’ (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.’” – Jn 4:7-10

Jesus had decided to leave Judea and was on His way back to Galilee when He stopped in the town of Sychar. Stopping at the well, He engaged a Samaritan woman in what would be one of the most remembered portions of Scripture for centuries to come. In this section, we read Jesus draw reference, once again, to His divinity, for He offers a description of what was once used by God to describe Himself as the “living water” (Jeremiah 2:13; 17:13). He tells her that, had she known the gift of God and who she was speaking with, she would have asked and He would give her “living water” that would become a “spring of water welling up to eternal life” ending the thirst [spiritual thirst] (v. 10-13). Spiritually speaking, this is essential for edification and touches on some of the deeper parts of theology, but I want to consider a portion that is easy to pass in this story.

This is a nicely written article that reminds us of just whom Jesus rubbed elbows with. Written by Phillip over at Dedicated To Truth With Gentleness And Respect. Jesus came to call sinners, not the righteous. Jesus would spend time with the socially unacceptable, not excusing their sins, but trying to bring them into repentance and a new life in Him.

To finish reading this article, please head over to http://ministeringinlove.com/2012/07/14/jesus-and-the-contemptible-people/
While you are there, why not check out the rest of Phillip’s site and let him know something he wrote blessed you.

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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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