A Woman of Samaria: The Gift and the Giver - John 4:7-19

Joe Focht  SAM617  3/9/2008

Human beings all have an innate sense of thirst. A thirst to satisfy both physical and emotional desires. We try to satisfy those longings in various ways which always leads us to wanting more. For the woman at the well, it was relationship after relationship that failed and left her empty. Only Jesus can offer the gift of God, the living water, that can satisfy our souls and lead to life eternal.

  1. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
  2. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
  7. Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
  8. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
  9. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
  10. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
  11. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
  12. For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
  13. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.