John Lesson 5 Day 4

John Lesson 5 Day 4 ~ Study of John 4:19-26

8-  “You worship what you do not know”

“You worship guessing in the dark; we Jews worship in the clear light of day.” MSG

This probably refers to the comparative ignorance and corruption of the Samaritan worship. Though they received the five books of Moses, yet they rejected the prophets, and of course all that the prophets had said respecting the true God. Originally, also, they had joined the worship of idols to that of the true God. See 2 Kings 17:26-34. They had, moreover, no authority for building their temple and conducting public worship by sacrifices there. On all these accounts they were acting in an unauthorized manner. They were not obeying the true God, nor offering the worship which he had commanded or would approve. Jesus thus indirectly settled the question which she had proposed to him, yet in such a way as to show her that it was of much less importance than she had supposed. (Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament.)

This is Jesus’ commentary on the Samaritans. They claimed to worship the same God that the Jews worshiped, but they had totally perverted that worship. (Andrew Wommack)

9-   “God’s way of salvation is made available through the Jews.” (MSG)

The Jews, as far removed from God in heart as they were, were still God’s chosen people, and God’s promise of a Savior would be fulfilled through the Jewish race. (Andrew Wommack)

Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah.”( NLT) The one she had heard about. The one who would explain everything. He said, “You don’t have to wait any longer or look any further.” vs 26 (MSG)

10-  The kind of worshipers God seeks

Where you go to worship doesn’t matter.

“True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.” NLT

“The reason we must worship the Lord in spirit is because that’s the only part of us worthy to approach the Lord. When we are born again, we become brand-new creatures in our spirits (2 Corinthians 5:17)…When we worship the Lord through our born-again spirits, we have access right into the holy of holies (Hebrews 10:19) without any fear of rebuke…It’s only in discovering who we are in the spirit through our new relationship with Jesus that we can ever successfully worship the Lord. (Andrew Wommack)

 


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