There are several lessons that we learn from this discussion between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. So much so that I have decided to split this post into two parts rather than cover it in one long post.
Jesus taught this woman much that we can learn from today and it is important that we listen to her story
This woman was a Samaritan, and that is significant for a number of reasons.
The Samaritans and the Jews did not have dealings with each other. The Jews looked down on the Samaritans and it is evident from several passages in the bible that these two races were at odds with each other.
This woman knew of this tension between the races for she was shocked when Jesus spoke to her to ask for a drink of water. She said, “The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)” (verse 9)
She was amazed that this man sitting at the well, and clearly a Jew, would even consider asking such a request. But Jesus would have been aware of this for apart from the water, he was about to teach her a spiritual truth.
This a great article about the woman at the well written by John over at The Bible As I See It. The insights John presents in this article are really quite good. This is part one of a two part series.
To finish reading this article. please head over to http://freegiftfromgod.com/blog/2012/07/the-woman-at-the-well-part-1/ While you are there, let John know something he wrote blessed you, and check out the rest of his site.