Scripture:

 

[10] Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

[16] He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”

[17] “I have no husband,” she replied.  Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. [18] The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”

 

Observation:

 

1) Jesus is not prejudice

2) Jesus confronted the woman about her sinful lifestyle

3) Gave her an opportunity to confront it herself

4) He knew all about her and still offered her Salvation

5) He offers Salvation to all who truly know Him

 

Application:

 

Jesus takes us as we are and who we are.  Even knowing all there is about us – our sinful and messy lives, and that we don’t deserve His grace, mercy, or forgiveness, He takes us as we are.

 

While he takes us as we are, He will still confront our sin with truth and give us every opportunity to recognize and repent of our sin.

 

Salvation is ours through Him but this doesn’t mean we can continue to try to hide our sin from Him

 

We can’t hide our sin from Him.  Like the lady at the well said “He told me all that I ever did”.   It amazes me every single day how I can be so undeserving and yet receive salvation through Jesus.

 

Prayer:

 

Lord thank you for taking me as I am.  A sinner and far from perfect.  Send people or circumstances to confront me when I step out of line of Your will and let me never take for granted my Salvation and the price You paid for me and others like me.  In Jesus holy name I pray, amen.

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