What Are You Drinking?

What Are You Drinking?
Author: Pat Aman…

Todays devotion comes from (John 4:13-15) “Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again. But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give them will never thirst, but the water that I shall give them will become in them a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” The woman said to Him, “Sir give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”

When you’re thirsty, nothing tastes so good as a huge drink of cool water! Of course, that water can only satisfy you for a while. Then you need another drink.

People today try to change their water to make it taste better. They buy packets of assorted flavors to make their water taste better. They buy bottles of favored water. They also have all kinds of water with vitamins, and water to give you energy, and they try to make it look good, taste good, and smell good. It may change the taste, look, and smell, but it is still water.

Satan does the same thing in our lives if we let him. He tries to make sin look good. He tries to tell us it is okay to sin. He tries to make it smell good, taste good, and look good. But people sin is sin, and there is nothing that can make sin change from sin. There is no favor (excuse) that you can use for sinning.

But God’s Word tells says, ” that Jesus can give you a drink of water that would last forever!”

He is not talking about water that comes out of the faucet. Jesus is talking about a special kind of water that we can’t see, the water of everlasting life. The life of living water Jesus gives constantly satisfies our needs and desires. It quenches your soul, that you never thrust again.

You can have the “living water” today by believing that Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior of the world.

One day the Lord Jesus met a woman at a well who needed this living water and He gave it to her. He told her, “you can drink of the living water and never thirst again.”

Let’s expand a little more about this special meeting. The woman at the well had a destiny. Jesus wanted to reach her no matter what He had to go through to get to her

After preaching in Judea, Jesus decided to return to Galilee, but Jesus needed to go through Samaria. This was the shortest route from Judea to Galilee. However, in Jesus’ day, the Jews, who hated the Samaritans, normally chose a different route to avoid Samaria. But, Jesus needed to go through Samaria to reach a certain woman.

When Jesus reached Samaria, He sat by a well to rest while the disciples went into the city. When a Samaritan woman came for water, He asked for a drink. Surprised, the woman could not understand how He, being a Jew, would ask her for a drink.

The woman was shocked that a Jewish man would ask her for a drink. Local custom prohibited public conversation between men and women who were strangers and especially Jews and Samaritans.

She didn’t know that this Man was different from all others. He was Jesus, the perfect Son of God, and He loved the Samaritans! As God the Son, He loves everyone, no matter what race or color.

The Bible says, “God is Love”
He loves you and me, too. He made you and He loves you much more than you can ever imagine! He created the entire world, the mountains, the oceans the trees, and flowers, everything! He is not only great, but He is holy and pure.

Little did this woman know that God cared about her. She had no idea that the One asking her for a drink was Jesus, God the Son. Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior of the world.

The woman misunderstood when Jesus assured her that if she knew who He was she would ask for living water. The woman understood “living water” as that which was at the deepest part of the well. But Jesus spoke about the water of everlasting life which only He could give. Whoever drinks of this water, all who believe the gospel, will be satisfied forever.

Jesus challenged the woman to consider her own sinful condition by instructing her to bring her husband. Before the woman could believe in Jesus as the One who could give her “living water” (everlasting life) she had to recognize that she was a sinner. The Bible says, “everyone is born into this world a sinner.”

Romans 5:12
12 Therefore, just as through one-man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—

We are not right with God on the inside and that is why we have a “spiritual thirst.” We cannot change ourselves. Because you and I are sinners, we want our own way rather than God’s way. Can you think of sometimes when we know what is right, but choose not to do it? You and I have sinned, and the Bible says the “wages of sin is death” (to be separated from God)

Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. You must be willing to admit you’re a sinner and that you need the Lord Jesus to give you “living water” Jesus was trying to help the Samaritan woman see that she was a sinner.

John 4:25 25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”

But we see that she tried to change the subject on Jesus. Do we do that sometimes in our life to keep from doing His will?

The woman tried to change the subject by saying, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.” “Our Fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jesus say that in Jerusalem in the place where one ought to worship.”

When the woman told Jesus, the coming Messiah would explain these things, He said, “I am He.” The woman was face to face with the Savior of the world, the Messiah. The Messiah or Christ means “Promise One” from God. Jesus was the One that people had expected since the Old Testament times. The woman knew about that promise; and now He was here, talking with her!

Jesus was the perfect Son of God who would die for the sins of the entire world. He was nailed to the cross by those who hated Him. He gave His blood as an offering for sin, your sin and mine. He didn’t deserve to die because He had never sinned, but He willingly took the punishment you an did deserved. He was buried, but He didn’t stay dead! He rose from the grave, proving that His sin offering was accepted by our holy God for the sins of the entire world. Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior of the world. And the Samaritan woman was face to face with Him!

Immediately the woman believed that Jesus was truly the Messiah, and she excitedly ran to the city to tell other about Him.

We need to get excited and run and tell the world of our Messiah. Let’s take a lesson from the Samaritan woman and go tell of the mercy and grace of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2020 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” and Westbow Press a division of Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976

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