The Samarian Woman At the Well

In John chapter four, there was an account of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus asked for a drink of water from the Samaritan woman. The woman was surprised that a Jew could ask a Samaritan for a drink, for Jews did not associate with Samaritans at that time. A conversation then followed between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. Jesus answered her in verse ten that if you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and He would have given you living water. Jesus told her later on that everyone who drinks water from the well will be thirsty again but whoever drinks the water He gives them will never thirst. He concluded by saying that the water will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life. The woman then asked Jesus for His water. The woman was truthful to Jesus when he asked about her husband. It was shameful to be married five times at that time and still be unmarried. However, the woman was very truthful despite her shame. She came to Jesus in truth; just as she was. In verses 23 to 24, Jesus said “yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth”.
When praying to our Father in heaven, irrespective of our shame, we must come to God in prayer, just as we are from a sincere heart. There should be no cover-ups just like the Samaritan woman who laid it all bare at Jesus’ feet in order to get living water. For this is the kind of worshipers that God wants.

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