02 Aug Kyle’s Bible Journal July 30 – August 5
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
“I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
Jesus pinpoints the place in her heart where she’s “thirsty.”
We don’t know the circumstances surrounding her multiple marriages but we do know that she has been with many men and is currently “with” a man who she’s not married to. Her heart is thirsting for something that she is searching for in relationships with men.
The woman wants the water Jesus gives because in her mind she thinks that she won’t have to schlep it up the hill to grab water but Jesus is saying “you won’t have to seek out heart fulfillment in another man because I will fulfill that part of you” in other words you don’t have to be thirsty in your spirit any longer.
I wonder how she felt when Jesus said “go and get your husband”? Was she ashamed? Was she resigned? Was she defiant? How do we feel when Jesus pinpoints our place of need?
“You worry too much about what others think about you”
“You search for fulfillment in the next thing that you can buy”
“You talk too freely about other people’s problems to make yourself feel superior”
When we are convicted of anything by the Spirit it is ALWAYS for our good. He is inviting us to “never thirst again.”
God, thank you. Thank you that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Thank you that you always correct to bring more fruitfulness in our lives. Let us listen to you when you correct us so that we may be as fruitful as possible. Thank you for correcting the children that you delight in.