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Monday, February 17, 2014

Take a Drink

There is something that is unique and beautiful in John 4:7-15. Jesus didn’t say, "And if you knew all the doctrines, and if you knew all this, and if you knew all that...." He said, "If you knew the gift of God." What is necessary? It is to learn to know Christ.

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.” “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”  Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

Just like the Samaritan woman in order to understand forgiveness, grace, and salvation in Christ you have to; recognize your need for cleansing, and ask to receive living water. Find time to get alone with Jesus and find out who He is. Sometimes it’s a matter of getting over your unbelief, and ask Lord to give you a right attitude, and a new heart.

Ask Him and He will give you living water. Have faith in Him and believe His grace is big enough.