John 4:7 (KJV)
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
I note first that Jesus asked.
What is He asking of you?
I note secondly that He asked an as yet unconverted sinner.
The responsibilities of faith extend to all, not just those who have been born again.
I note thirdly that Jesus asked for a material and human need.
What humility that God took upon Himself the need of man.
Concerning this request I have these observations:
He could have satisfied His thirst through His divinity.
Bring God He had no true need for water. His thirst, though real, was voluntary. He could have chosen to not submit to this human necessity.
He could have drawn the water Himself.
He was physically capable and, though perhaps culturally it was appropriate to ask a woman, it was not unheard of that a man draw his own drink.
He could have waited for His disciples
They were, after all, in the town procuring other physical needs. They would no doubt have been happy to draw Him water.
When Christ asks a thing from us we ought to view it as a learning moment. He does not need what He asks for. He is capable of getting it Himself if He so chooses. He has others who are anxious to minister to His needs. But He asks us. Let us faithfully draw for Him.
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John 4:7 (KJV) When Christ Asks
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