Some other scholars have suggested instead that this might actually be the word “wonders”. He not only believed, he acted. They come out of a crisis situation. What are some other characteristics or signs of the Holy Spirit? Galilee is prepared to welcome Him because they had already been impressed by an account of some of their members that had seen Him when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover. That’s kind of an outline of Acts 1:8. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”. Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”, Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”. John 4:21, “Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.” It’s not a question of where you are going to be worshiping. He comes to Galilee and the Galileans give Him a better reception than the people in Jerusalem did. Furthermore, they had greater understanding of the divine will. What do you think of my summary? [BENGEL]. (2) The Samaritans are wrong, not only as to the place, but the whole grounds and nature of their worship, while in all these respects the truth lies with the Jews. In Amos 9:13 there’s a wonderful promise about the days of the kingdom. Are you posting spam? Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him. "Thither may I arrive!" 1. We discover later she doesn’t have the best reputation in town. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. You can raise a child and you can share the truth but there comes a point in a child’s life where they must come to their own faith. Surely when John the Baptist was brought into captivity and then finally executed and Jesus was really getting their attention, He knew then that He also had to keep Himself away. The key to this is not simply what you plan but often the unplanned agenda takes place. What you have are a series of deliverances in the past that will form your present. But this one artless touch--that she "left her water-pot"--speaks volumes. heard that Jesus was come out of Judea--"where he had doubtless seen or heard what things Jesus had done at Jerusalem" ( John 4:45 ), [BENGEL]. But with all that is human, how much also of the divine have we here, both blended in one glorious manifestation of the majesty, grace, pity, patience with which "the Lord" imparts light and life to this unlikeliest of strangers, standing midway between Jews and heathens. He holds a B.S. but "Lo, what a wonderful prophet I got into conversation with! And He had to pass through Samaria, so He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son … You have a life message you’re supposed to be forging. Do you see the point here? But notice what Jesus says in verse 50a, “Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your son lives.’. John 4:10, “Jesus answered and said to her, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” See, as it is, I have asked you for physical water but if you knew who I was you would’ve asked Me for another kind of water. This miracle reveals His power over space. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. But all will be simple and natural if we fill up the statement thus: "He went into the region of Galilee, but not, as might have been expected, to that part of it called 'His own country,' Nazareth (see 6:4 , Luke 4:24 ), for He acted on the maxim which He oft repeated, that 'a prophet,'" &c. 45. received--welcomed Him. Salem Media Group. Suddenly in verses 16 to 19 the rules change. He manifests a remarkable understanding- not just the human nature in general but of her very heart. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The Samaritans had an alternative form of worship that was a rather bizarre combination of paganism and Old Testament Judaism in regards to the Pentateuch. come down--for Capernaum was down on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. Now she’s not really grasping what He’s trying to say. God Himself is the One who causes the outcome but we can participate in this process. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Remember it says, He Himself knew what was in man. “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. They are ripe for harvest. It’s like an artesian well that springs up and it has no boundaries, no limits. We’re looking at John 4 and we’ll be looking at the woman of Samaria but it’s more than that because in this chapter, Jesus ministers to a number of people- the Samaritan woman, his disciples in a brief text, the Samaritans from the village of Sychar and at the end, He ministers to the nobleman and his household. But what music is that which I hear from His lips, "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" ( Matthew 11:28 ). Wind- pnuema even means wind, light, oil, dove-you’re missing a very obvious one- fire. CHAPTER 4. The first two signs in the Gospel of John took place at Cana of Galilee. our father Jacob--for when it went well with the Jews, they claimed kindred with them, as being descended from Joseph; but when misfortunes befell the Jews, they disowned all connection with them [JOSEPHUS, Antiquities, 9.14,3]. He wanted Jesus to come. This led to tremendous conflict. What the writer is saying in effect is that they sought to intermingle a kind of Judaism but a very selective one in which they eliminated everything except for the Pentateuch. Finally she sees Him as Messiah. Give me to drink--for the heat of a noonday sun had parched His lips. . The joy, therefore, of the great harvest festivity will be the common joy of all who have taken any part in the work from the first operation to the last. 15-18. give me this water, &c.--This is not obtuseness--that is giving way--it expresses a wondering desire after she scarce knew what from this mysterious Stranger. This guy doesn’t have any glory at all. Their interview was too sacred, and the effect on the woman too overpowering (not to speak of His own deep emotion) to allow of its being continued. In fact, from Jesus because He Himself is that gift as we saw in John 3:16. It’s not just a mere confrontation where we try to get a person to sign on the dotted line- many images of evangelism are. There will be a progressive revelation of Jesus during this discourse. Comments. She accepts His self-disclosure as true. Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John—. John 4:5-6, “So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; and Jacob’s well was there. In II Kings 17:28-41, there is a story of this very concern, a concern of corruption as a result of their own contamination by idolatry. He heard what Jesus did in Cana, the word has gotten out, and he goes out in this desperate attempt. John 4:49, “The royal official said to Him, ‘Sir, come down before my child dies.” Instead of taking offense at any implied rebuff here, he speaks as a desperate man.