In Spirit And Truth

In Spirit and Truth

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
John‬ ‭4:23

True Worshippers

The day that Jesus encountered the woman at the well something amazing occurred.  Jesus went to the well after traveling and was very thirsty.  He met a Samaritan woman who was drawing water and asked her to draw Him some water.  He promised her living water that would truly satisfy.  Then he asked her to call her husband. She said she had no husband but Jesus knew she has had five husbands, and was living with a man. This woman was looking for satisfaction and fulfillment but could never find it.

She tried to change the subject with her question about worship. The question is not where you worship but what you worship. She was trying to find satisfaction from a man instead of from God.  Jesus, of course, had full knowledge of her heart and history.

The fact that the woman came to the well at noon reveals a lot.  She did not draw water in the morning when the other women were around because she was shameful.  But her encounter with Jesus changed her life.  After she met with Jesus, “The woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?”” (John 4:28–29)  She immediately went to the people she had avoided with an invitation and an openness about herself.  The shamefulness was over.  Jesus knew all that she had done and still offered her living water.  That is a result of a true worshipper.

Prayer

Lord, I worship You and You alone.  You are all that I need.  Change me and make me new.

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