Monday, July 15, 2013

God Thinking XXII - In His Presence 5

"Let’s go on.
V13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
V14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
V15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. 

Again, the first thing that most people think about when they finally come to the place where they realize that God has something to offer that they cannot get anywhere else, is, 'give me what you have.'  And that’s OK.  That’s why God saves people.  That’s why He draws them to Himself, to give them what they cannot get elsewhere.  But there’s more to the story.

V16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
V17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband.  Jesus said unto her, Thou hast said well, I have no husband:
V18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
V19 The woman saith unto Him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
V20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

Have you ever noticed how the unbeliever is an expert in the things of God? 

The woman at the well did what all unbelievers do before they meet the Master; they quote what religion says, instead of what God says, thereby basing how they see God on how they view the religious of their area.

The unbeliever does the same thing today. 

“Why would I want to be like” this person or that person?  Instead of looking to Christ. 

You don’t get into the presence of God emulating people.
Excerpt from God-thinking XXII - In His Presence by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2013

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