I was listening to a beautiful song today about drinking from the right well and it brought to mind the woman at the well in John 4. I watched a western once that showed two cowboys out in the desert far from water. They came over a hill and saw a pool of water at the base of that same hill. One of them cupped his hands together and took a little sample and spit it out exclaiming “poison!” In John 4 verse 7 There *came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus *said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food .
In the area of thirst, we come to realize that we will get thirsty and what we choose to drink could be pure or poison. Lets look further at this great scripture and see what God is saying to each of us about this water.
How thirsty are you? Some people are so prideful they don’t even think they need water. As believers we have the living water from the Lord and that compels us to be drinking from His well. Our reality shows we need to be seeking that water in the times of our deserts. Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. When we seek Him FIRST we are seeking the right source, the pure source for quenching our thirst. Don’t let self righteousness and pride keep you from seeking God and His mercy and strength. Pride is a major problem and a poison water source every time.Did you hear about the clever salesman who closed hundreds of sales with this line: “Let me show you something several of your neighbors said you couldn’t afford.” The “pride of life” is defeating for believers because it causes us to trust in ourselves and not in God. Jesus was right there with the Samaritan woman….right there. He didn’t have to gather a huge crowd for a group teaching. He ministered to her…..Thank you Jesus for keeping us so close to you.
2. Where is your water source? The world says to “drink this water and that water.” But will it satisfy you like Jesus? When thinking about physical water the woman at the well replied to Jesus like this in verse 12 You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?” She was still thinking about the well being dug by Jacob, and used by any travelers who came by. This was her water source, but she is about to find out about a water source that never runs dry. In John 4: 13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; The woman at the well was hearing of a new source, a pure source to satisfy her thirst and His name was Jesus. Jesus was giving her the chance to drink of this eternal spring and she didn’t even realize it was the water she needed
3. What do you thirst for? Hopefully you are a believer and salvation is your number one priority. With salvation comes abundant life. John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
The world’s water will never satisfy the thirst deep inside you and will always leave you dry. Jesus said in John 8:: 42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43 Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
God wants more for us than what the world offers and His plans are the best for us. Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. This time lets look at the movie mentioned at the beginning of this blog, but with a new twist, living water. Two cowboys out in the desert far from water. They came over a hill and saw a pool of water at the base of that same hill. One of them cupped his hands together and took a little sample and quickly drank more and more exclaiming “the best water I ever drank.” This is the story we need to be living and sharing with others. Look at what Jesus told the woman at the well about what would happen if she drank this living water. 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
We need to become water bearers wherever we go. Sharing this water we get from Jesus is so natural because it cannot be hoarded. it must be shared……so share it.
The Pilgrimage continues….