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1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,

 

2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

 

3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.

 

4 And he must needs go through Samaria.

 

5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

 

6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

 

7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

 

8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

 

9 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? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

 

10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

 

11 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?

 

12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

 

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

 

14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

 

15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

 

16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

 

17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:

 

18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

 

19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

 

20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

 

21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

 

22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

 

23 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.

 

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

 

25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

 

26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

 

27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?

 

28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,

 

29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

 

30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.

 

31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.

 

32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.

 

33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?

 

34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

 

35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

 

36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

 

37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

 

38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

 

39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.

 

40 So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.

 

41 And many more believed because of his own word;

 

42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

 

43 Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee.

 

44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country.

 

45 Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.

 

46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.

 

47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.

 

48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.

 

49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.

 

50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.

 

51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.

 

52 Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.

 

53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.

 

54 This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.

 

The Samaritan woman seemed hopeless, depressed, and tired.  Like the Samaritan woman,we get caught into the trap of focusing on our situation and doing what we can to attain happiness.  I can relate to this.  First of all, she goes to the well at a time she'd be able to avoid others; figuring she'd also avoid questions, stares, ridicule (exposing of her sin). But there she met The One who knew every fiber of her being.  Still, she is looking at the problem... you have nothing to draw with.  Not realizing she is speaking to the well of life.  Five husbands and now a live in...searching for happiness.  It is so easy to get caught up trying to achieve happiness; be it through financial gain, accomplishments, relationships, or the acquisition of stuff... they are all temporary fixes.

 

When The Lord offered her water so she'd thirst no more...I knew she was tired of the way things were in her life.  "Sir, give me this water so I thirst not,".  She was ready to trade her temporary happy state .. for joy everlasting and attain contentment that surpasses circumstances.  I can dance when I think how awesome a trade I made.  Through salvation and empowering of the Holy Spirit, we receive joy as a fruit of the spirit.  No longer, do I seek happiness.  Despite what it may look like, I have hope; because i know Joy comes in the morning along with Grace and Mercy.

1 Lioness

 

John 4

John 4:14 whoever drinks of the water I give shall never thirst .

I love how God uses the physical things in life to help our understanding  of spiritual things. God hydrates us with spiritual hydration ...if you are dry as I was dry very much in need of living water when I heard the word!!!!  It it quenched my thirsty soul , I like the Samaritan woman did not feel worthy the world can weigh you down. But God! His water gives life and breath a fountain springing up! his word regenerates us so much we are quickened and I like the Samaritan woman left my water pot (the world ) which is passing away it is a temporary thirst . I like her want to go out and tell people and be an irrigation system of this living water just like the Samaritan woman . Leave your watering pot at the well, let your living water flow ...Thank you Lord that you use the foolish things !!  that I may obtain everlasting life . He is food and drink for the hungry and thirsty soul!!

Only he can care for the soul !!Thank you Daddy

C. Taylor

 

John 4: Am I like the Samaritan woman. Did I recognize Christ when he first showed himself to me; No. When I saw him and he told me about myself I told my family and my friends and I asked him to fill me up what his Spirit and I may not be moved and  will not go back to my ways my old life so yes I can say I'm like the Samaritan woman. But verse 42 reads that we no longer believe just because of what you said now we have heard for ourselves. God want me to share my testimony so he can do his part share the miracle he did and doing in my live. Her testimony lead them to Christ and he did the rest he showed his self so they believe on their own. So I can't sit back and keep all these blessings to myself I have to share it with the world because I don't know who attention Christ trying to get so if I share my testimony it can lead them to Christ

L. Wright

 

 Jesus meets the Samaritan women at the well.

 Jesus ask her in John 4:7 Give me to drink.

He ask for a  drink, but once they were talking it was Him that was talking about her thirst.  Jesus  was seeking her to give her the GIFT,  living water. I was lost and He came and rescued me, no matter your sin He will reach out to you.   The Samaritan women was not seeking Him, but when she left the well she was full  V28 the women left Her water pot.  She believed Him she was full she received the GIFT of God, and went tell  what happened, and  other’s received the gift as well .

Charlotte Mouton

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