John 4:16–30 (ESV)
Jesus and the Woman of Samaria (Part 2)
Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the
one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” 19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.”
21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour is
coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to him,
“I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”
27 Just then his disciples
came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” 28 So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see
a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” 30 They went out of the town and were coming to him.
We pick up on Jesus talking with a Samaritan woman around noon time, in the heat
of the day. She most likely comes at this time to miss the respectful Samaritan women. I say more respectful because she has had five husbands and the man she is living with now is not her husband. Today, we get a glance at Jesus’ divine
nature at work, that is... the attribute of omniscience. Omniscience is the capacity to know everything there is to know. Not just knowledge of how things work, but even the very thoughts and actions of every person. Jesus knows what you have done
and what you are thinking. He tells the woman (divine nature): “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’;
18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” She knows that she doesn’t know him, but he obviously knows her and all her secrets. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist
to see this... and she saw it! She knows that this information is coming from God, and she say “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.” There is so much to write about, but some will have to be said next time we come to this chapter.
To condense today’s reading, Jesus talks about what true worship will be like. The woman responds “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things (omniscience). If you ever wondered
whether Jesus has ever admitted to being the Messiah, He tells her “I who speak to you am he.”
I pray: O Lord, you are the Messiah, the Christ. You know all things. You know what
I have done and what I have left undone. You know all my actions. I plead guilty and repent of my sins and want to do better. Thank you for your forgiveness. Amen.