John Lesson 5 Day 5 Day 6 ~ Study of John 4:27-30
11- a. The woman left her water jar beside the well.
Perhaps she forgot the jar due to the confusion of the disciples’ return and the look on their faces. (MSG)
Or she couldn’t run with a full water jar on her shoulder.
When she left the well, ordinary water didn’t seem as important. The woman either believed Jesus was the Messiah, or she was intrigued because a true prophet of Israel came to their village inviting others to come and see.
b. The woman ran back to the village, telling everyone.
Even if she wasn’t yet convinced Jesus was the Messiah, the prospect excited her enough to encourage others to “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?”
Jesus’ miraculous ability and willingness to
- know the events and longings of a complete stranger
- ignore religious and cultural taboos
- display love and mercy without condemnation toward her
—turned her into the first evangelist.
“So the people came streaming from the village to see him.”
“Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, “He told me everything I ever did!” When they came out to see him, they begged him to stay in their village. So he stayed for two days,” John 4:39-40
12- Jesus loves the whole world — not only His own culture, heritage, or religion.
Just like His Father. (For God so loved the world, He sent His only Son. John 3:16)
13- Jesus didn’t ignore her or shun her.
He didn’t follow the dictates of a religion.
He didn’t hold up a sign that said, “REPENT!”
He didn’t tell her to “turn or burn in hell!”
He lovingly accepted her. He saw and heard her desire for a meaningful connection with God’s heart.
When Jesus spoke with this woman at Jacob’s well and she realized that Jesus was a prophet, she immediately ut forward her number one question: “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship” (John 4:20). Her question was, “What’s the right way to connect with God—here on this mountain or in Jerusalem?” Above all else, the longing of her heart was for a meaningful connection with God’s heart. (Secrets of the Secret Place by Bob Sorge
Day 6 Review of Lesson 5 John 4:1-30
14- I saw God’s heart toward an outcast.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I see others through YOUR eyes—not through the filter of culture or religious bigotry.
I long for the miraculous gift of sharing Your heart of love with those who long to know that You see them and care about them. May Your Spirit rise within in me to boldly speak of your goodness. Amen
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