Friday, October 4, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 4 October 2019

How Deep is Your Well?

He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. And he must needs go through Samaria. Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?(John 4:3-11)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things about Jesus was He was not afraid to go places that the other Jews would not go.  Jesus doesn’t seem to care what others think nor what others might say.  He went where the needs were.  Scripture says that He had needs to go through Samaria.  Samaria was the second capital city of Israel, built by King Omri.  Even though the tribes were divided, they were still God’s people.  As we see when the woman asks Jesus, “Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?”(John 4:12) But when Jesus asked her for water to drink, she told him that they had no dealings because the Jews hated them.  Jesus told her that if she had asked Him, He would have given to her living water.  The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep.  Some say that this well was approximately 100 feet deep.  So you can see why she made this statement?  Let me ask you today, how deep is your understanding of Jesus? How deep is your theology 'well' of Jesus?  Are you able to help those who hunger and thirst after righteousness?  

Sing: Deeper! Deeper! Blessed Holy Spirit, take me deeper still.  Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus, and His perfect will.
O deeper yet, I pray, and higher every day; and wiser, blessed Lord, in Thy precious word.

Thought For Today:  Still waters run deep.

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