John Chapter 4 (Day 10)

  • What information was given?
    • This chapter starts out with the story of the woman of Samaria. This woman was at a well that Jesus was at and he asked her for some water. He then spoke of the living water and whoever drinks from this will never be thirsty again. He told her to tell the whole town about what Jesus said and many of them did believe. Soon an Official’s son from Cana was ill, so he went to Jesus and asked to heal him and it was so.
  • What verses stood out to you and why?
    • “Jesus said to her “everyone who drinks of this water will be thirty again, but whoever drink of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty forever. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:3-14
      • In this verse Jesus is not talking about physical water, but spiritual water. When the soul is dry and thirsty the easiest thing to do is find material things to fill the void: shopping, drinking, partying, ect. But these are just material things that will fade. This things were made as a distraction to put a Band-Aid on our wounds; just a temporary fix. But if you study, meditate, and truly live in the Lord, you will be forever happy and fulfilled. God will give you the satisfaction you are looking for in those material things, but it will feel like SO much more.
    • “But the hour is coming and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirt and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” John 4:23
      • This verse is simple. Before there were people worshiping for the wrong reasons or to the wrong God, but soon we will be able to see the “true” worshipers. For God is looking for them and will bless them.
    • “So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” – John 4: 48-49
      • This is where the Official ask for help from Jesus. Jesus already called him out saying that he does not truly believe and will not until a miracle happens. BUT Jesus sees a man that has no other options to save his son, pleading for Jesus to help. And Jesus showed mercy and healed the son in an instant. Jesus showed get mercy and power.
  • What did I not understand or want to learn more about?
    • What was the reputation of the Samaritans?
    • What was that woman thinking when Jesus was talking with her? She had never met him before or heard of him, yet he knew it all?!?
    • How desperate must have that Official been to drop everything he once believed to help his son?

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