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John 4:1-42

Jesus and the Woman of Samaria

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.

A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” 19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”

27 Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” 28 So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” 30 They went out of the town and were coming to him.

31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. 36 Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. 37 For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”

39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

14 thoughts on “The Essential Jesus-Day 98

  1. Jesus had to go through Samaria because He had a divine appointment with the Samaritan woman. He broke cultural barriers as men were not permitted to talk to women in public places. Time spent with Jesus reaps a lifetime of benefits.

      1. Gracias Padre amado por darnos de esa agua bendita para no tener más sed gracias porque todos los que te aceptamos podemos beber de tu fuente, para ti no hay diferencia de cultura y todo el que viene a ti tú le das de beber bendito eres entre todas las naciones Gracias por resucitar el tercer día y amarnos tanto amén 🙏

  2. Father,

    Through all the hustle and bustle of today, may each stop and say, ‘Thank you Father for giving your Son to die for me.’

    Through all the noise and clamor, may we silent our hearts and our minds to listen for your still small voice, O LORD.

    Speak through your ministers, fill them with your Holy Spirit. May they not just tickle the ears of those listening. In boldness and love, that can only be found in those directed by the Holy Spirit, may they cry out from the pulpits around the world.

    May they cry out for repentance that leads to salvation. Dear LORD, send a Holy Ghost revival. Start here. Start now.

    The days are evil, the time is short. Father, move in your church, shake the foundations of the world. Give all an urgency to share the good news.

    Our resurrected LORD has drawn his sword, but Father, it is your will that one more be saved.

    May we share with the lost the redemptive love of Jesus Christ.

    Jesus, save more souls this day, is our prayer.


  3. I love how Jesus lifts women up, loves them, and builds them up for His divine purpose. Amen.

  4. He is risen! …just as He said He would!


    Dear Lord…help me do more… I pray that those I’ve asked to join us in worship today show up, if not with us, then at one of our campuses, or with another body of believers…or perhaps with their heart at home on-line.


  5. The savior of the world. Jesus, the Christ, the son of the living God.Give me fresh living water today to be a witness for you.

  6. Thank you Lord God.
    Thank you for giving us your son Jesus who died on a cross for all who will believe.
    Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
    Happy Easter.
    He is risen, indeed.

  7. Lord, thank you for always being there. Thank you for loving me no matter what. Thank you for taking all the things and using them for your good. Thank you for choosing me/us when you knew what would happen. Thank you for your grace, mercy, and forgiveness. You. You are everything ❤

  8. Do you wonder how you would have reacted to meeting Jesus in every day life….and having Him talk to you in a way that no one else had ever done?
    I think of this Samaritan woman and her interaction with Him.
    I’m so glad that she stopped to talk with Him and accepted His gift of living water.

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