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January 30, 2022 at 6:22 am #274SulhazanKeymaster
What do you know about the Samaritan woman in the Bible?
The Samaritan woman was the Woman Who Met Jesus at a Well.
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the
people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the
Christ?” JOHN 4:28–29
The Samaritan woman must have hated coming to fetch water day after day from the well – all that work, all that gossip about her and her shameful marital situation – but it was at that very well that she found the source of living water, which truly satisfies and brings eternal life.
The Samaritans lived in the north-central part of Israel, and they were
descended from both Jews and foreign peoples who had been relocated to Israel by the Assyrians hundreds of years earlier. Jews and Samaritans typically despised each other.
When Jesus was traveling from Jerusalem to Galilee, He took the most direct route and passed through Samaria where He met a woman at a well at midday. Jesus spoke to her and offered her living water that brings eternal life, rather than merely water from the well that needed to be fetched day after day. Jesus revealed to the woman that He was aware of her many marital relationships and her current situation of living with a man who was not her husband, and taught her about true
worship. She was amazed and went back to her town to tell everyone about Jesus. Many Samaritans turned to Jesus because of the woman’s testimony (John 4).
In the language of Jesus’ day, the word for “living” water is the same for “running” water – like a river. The Samaritan was initially interested in Jesus’ offer of “living/running” water to avoid having to come to the well each day. Jesus, however, gave her something that truly satisfies the soul.
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