Who is Jesus Inviting You to Become?
Week Six: Jesus Wants to Reveal Himself to You
The woman said to him, “I know that the Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Jesus told her, “I, the one speaking to you, am he.” (John 4:25-26)
SPOILER ALERT—the Samaritan woman is the only person in the Gospel to whom Jesus reveals that he is the Messiah.
Alerting you to this important truth in this week’s devotional is life changing. Perhaps you feel that Jesus will not reveal Himself to you because of the wells you tried or are still trying to quench your thirst apart from the living water—Jesus Himself.
The woman without a name with a reputation of having five husbands and was currently living with a man who was not her husband would have been the last person the Jews would have anticipated the Messiah revealing himself to.
That is the beautiful thing about the amazing grace of God. It is available to everyone. His grace lets us know how level the playing field is.
Everyone has a well that we run to quench our thirst. Each of us is the Samaritan woman—parched from thirsting after broken wells.
Let’s continue with this week’s devotional—Week Six—Jesus Wants to Reveal Himself to You.
Jesus wants to reveal Himself to us as the Messiah, the Christ, so we can drink deeply from the living water.
To reveal means to uncover something unknown and to see with clarity something that was previously a mystery.
After Jesus revealed everything about the woman at the well and what her thirst was, she became uncomfortable with their conversation. She gave him his props, acknowledging him to be a prophet. But she tried to redirect the subject away from her marital history by bringing up the conflicting views of worship over location according to Jewish teaching versus Samaritan teaching.
What are some of the issues we have with church and miss out on what is more important—Christ?
Jesus didn’t let her off the hook. He patiently took the time to teach her that the place of worship was not important. What mattered most was the kind of worshipers God was seeking.
“Sir,” the woman replied, “I see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.” Jesus told her, “Believe me, woman, an hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know. We worship what we do know, because salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:19-24)
Jesus’ coming was foretold by prophecy. Israel was eagerly awaiting the messiah sent from God to seek and save the lost. The woman at the well was looking for the Messiah.
The woman said to him, “I know that the Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” (John 4:25)
In what ways are you looking for the Messiah?
How can Jesus be right there but you miss Him?
What did the woman at the well say to Jesus to let him know she was thirsty for truth?
What was it about the woman at the well—married 5 times before, and who was presently living with a man—that Jesus revealed himself to be the Messiah?
Explain in your own words what Matthew 5:6 means: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled."
Write out what you think the woman at the well was feeling when Jesus revealed to her: “I, the one speaking to you, am he.” (John 4:26)
God reveals Himself to us in many different ways when we open our lives to Him. How is God revealing Himself to you through Jesus Christ, through His Word, through the Holy Spirit, through prayer, through fasting, through your circumstances, and/or through the people He places in your life?
Write out Isaiah 55:1.
Dear Jesus: God delights in revealing Himself to us. Help us to drink deeply from the living water every day. Help us to drink so deeply that all the other wells lose their taste. To come to the waters and drink of the living fountain requires us turning down the noise in our lives and meeting Jesus in one-on-one conversations. Refresh and revive us and let us overflow rivers of living water for your glory.
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