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.
Jesus said to her, "if you knew the
gift of God."
People try to reach out to God and if they don't get it right they
say that it doesn't work. They try and work for the gift. It is hard work and is
impossible. They achieve nothing. But here we read that it's a gift.
Jesus also said to her that if she knew who was speaking to her,
she would ask for Living Water.
Jesus offers us this gift, but we have to accept it. When we come
together on a Sunday, we gather to accept a gift from Him and drink from that Living
We have to drink that water. It doesn't suffice to simply be a
bench-warmer. We must allow the Word of God to enter us.
Having water isn't enough, we must drink it to have our thirst
We know how a Christian should behave, and so we go through the
motions, but it's not from the heart. It's all outward. We know the Bible stories, Jesus'
birth, His life, His death and Resurrection. But it's all history to us. It doesn't change
It's only when we drink this Living Water that streams of Living
Water will gush out of our innermost being.
No we must be permeated with the Living Water and it becomes our
life. Then only will it gush out of our innermost being. Then we will live what Jesus
lived, because He permeates us.
Christ's lifestyle must become mine, where the old has passed away
and everything became new.
When we fear God we try to please God. In Ps 103 we read that
there are certain benefits we get when we live according to the will of God.
So many people are thirsting for Jesus Christ and all they must do
is come to Him and drink.
Many people never come to that place where they say, give me that
water. They think everything is fine irrespective of their lifestyle.
Our eyes must be opened to see our need, otherwise we will feel
satisfied the way we are.
Those who have this need will know what this woman experienced.
Many Christians come to the service, is blessed and then go away
and get thirsty again. They go home and lose God's blessings, and eventually they say that
God's way doesn't work and they give up.
Today they're a good Christian, but tomorrow they act like the
devil again. There is no victory.
But where are those who will rather die than go away without this Living Water? If the
Lord sees that we have that cry in our heart, then He hears.
If we truly seek for that water, then the Lord Jesus exposes that
which is blocking the flow of that Living Water.
He said to her, "go and call your husband." This
hindered the Living Water, for she was living in sin.
Are we obedient when Jesus reveals to us that which displeases
As you hear this Word God reminds you of that which is wrong in
your life. What are you going to do about that?
Do you want that Living Water? What is hindering you from drinking
that Living Water?
Maybe it's your pride, your unforgiveness, gossip etc.
Will you expose that evil life? Or are you going home with that
still in your life, and the conviction is lost and you remain in your sin and do not drink
from that Water.
After she drank from the Living Water, she went back home and
testified of what has happened to her. She became a missionary. Then the people from her
town went out to meet Jesus.
Does your life point others to Jesus so that they thirst for Him?
The way you behave, and move your body, does it create the lust of
the flesh in others, or thirst for the Living Water?
The people could immediately see the change in her life. She used
to be immoral, but suddenly she was changed.
Not only did she believe and get this Living Water, but others
believed on Him because of her.
We're called a Christian country, but how many true Christians are
there who can point others to the Living Water?
Today when God speaks to you, will you obey and get right with Him
so that His Living Water can flow through you, or will you let the opportunity pass by?