Text: “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price…Incline your ear, and come unto Me; hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.”
Good morning, Spiritually thirsty Christian! You are a Spiritually thirsty Christian, because the Lord God in His absolute Sovereignty has ‘…created…’ you ‘…in Christ Jesus…’ to be so. Oh the wonder of God’s grace! Thank you, dear Father in Heaven, for this great Salvation!
We were BORN natural born sinners of woman and, as natural sinners, on our way to a sinner’s Hell. However, the Lord God in His Sovereign grace determined to make us Spiritually thirsty for Salvation, and recreated us - Spiritually regenerated our dead spirits - by His own quickening and creating power. Wow! Now, this is something to get very excited about, thirsty Christian! Hallelujah! Jesus saves! Come and drink of Him!
“For we (born again believers) are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:8-10)
Now, being born again from Above of God the Spirit, through the merits of Christ’s sufferings and death alone - we are made continually thirsty for true and close fellowship with the Heavenly Father Who has adopted us into His Spiritually regenerate family, the Church. (See the doctrine of Adoption on our website)
As the Psalmist was inspired of God to write:
“As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the Living God; when shall I come and appear before God?” (Psalm 42:1-2)
We thirst continually to be in close fellowship with the Lord Who loved us and delivered us from all our sins; we thirst also to be in constant close fellowship with ‘…them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.’ (2 Peter 1:1)
The motivation for my writing this Bible exposition in Northern Ireland today, and your reading of it internationally when, by God’s grace, I send it out - is that we might share true Christian FELLOWSHIP, with the Lord God Who saved us, and with kindred spirits that have been similarly redeemed by the precious and sinless Blood of Christ Jesus the Lamb of God.
“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.” (1 John 1:3-4)
In our Bible passage for today we see the Lord Jesus has travelled from Judaea by Galilee unto Samaria, to a city called Sychar where a long established well of water stood. (Vs.3-5)
In His humanity, Jesus was therefore physically weary and understandably quite thirsty. So what did Jesus do? (WWJD?)
The Lord used the occasion of His own thirst for a drink of water to witness to a Samaritan woman who would have been traditionally alienated from Him, on account of Him being a Jew. The woman’s immortal soul was more important to Christ Jesus than adhering to any manmade tradition!
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” (Proverbs 11:30)
Jesus also ‘broke the ice’ and made the first move of contact! He asked the woman for a drink of water to ease His thirst. What a privilege of service!
The Lord then immediately introduced the Gospel message and set the topic of interaction with the Samaritan woman: ‘…Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again; but whosever 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.” (John 4:13-14)
Christ Jesus created the Spiritual thirst in the Samaritan woman at the well. She had gone to the well to fulfill a menial and no doubt boring and tiresome task. Yet, by God’s grace, encountered the Living Water of Christ Jesus and was, as we shall see next lesson, gloriously saved and used in Christ’s service to bring other precious souls to Him for Salvation. Glory to God in Christ!
Thought: Create Eternal thirst - bring souls to the Living Water today!