You Would Have Asked Him…
We always think of pride leading the way when it comes to sin, when in reality fear is the leader. Pride is riding shot-gun and making it’s presence known in whatever scenario is unfolding, but it is fear that is actually leading the way. Fear of losing something, fear of rejection and fear of success are usually, not always, but a lot of times one or all of these is leading the separation from God. When we separate from God, we are truly lost.
Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) ~ John 4:9 NASB95
Being fearful of her identity as a Samaritan the woman is reluctant to even speak with Jesus, a Jew, and her pride steps in an attempt to shut the whole thing down. Of course, Jesus was having none of this and pushes forward and introduces Himself and introduces the Samaritan woman to the Living Waters of God. Unless, at every turn, we identify ourselves as a child of God, we are not living in our identity. We are living in fear of being exposed. We want to drink deeply of the Living Waters, it’s just our fear gets in the way and then pride tells us to self-protect and self-preserve. Jesus Christ rips that lie from our mouth, from our hands and from our heart every single time we attempt to hide in the false pride.
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” ~ John4:10 NKJB95
What do You, Jesus Christ, want me to know about “X” situation? This is what it comes down to.
How, Jesus, am I to learn how to know what it is You are teaching me about this situation? Nothing else in life is more important than fully understanding these questions and making them part of our every day life – our every moment of life. Every aspect of our life hinges on these basic, fundamental questions that teach us God’s will for our life. This is how we can learn what God’s will is for our life. We must stop living the lie in our false identity in order to get to these questions.
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” ~ John 13-14 NKJB95
We don’t have to overcomplicate Jesus Christ, Immanuel. We spend time trying to discern what is being said, when all we have to do is read the Words, breathe them in, drink deeply and apply.
What do you, Jesus Christ, want me to do about “X” situation?
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.