Monday, September 5, 2011

Manna from John

(ESV) John 4:10 Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water." 11 The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock." 13 Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." 15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water."

Jesus was clearly offering her a spiritual gift, but the Samaritan woman was only looking to fulfil a physical need. Boy don't we do the same things today. We hear blessings from God's word and think beautiful houses, we hear about riches and think a big bank account....Jesus ministry was a gift of Himself for our failings and He deserved nothing that He received.

Why do we feel like we deserve the worlds comfort when we are no longer of this world? The only riches that we can amass are ones we will only receive in Heaven. I loose this perspective so often, I love stuff like everyone else. We forget that EVERYTHING that we have is a gift of God and we did nothing to deserve it. Whether we have much or little, God's real desire is to bless us spiritually and we did NOTHING to deserve that, either.

Praise Him for all of the good things and seek His spiritual blessings!

Steve Amos

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