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Series: Life-Lessons from Jesus' Encounter with the Woman at the Well
13 Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." 15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water so that I won't get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water."
v. 13... Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
Thirst again...that's what Jesus said.
But what was Jesus talking about when He said, they will be 'thirsty again?'
Well...Quite literally, Jesus was speaking of the physical water that the woman knew was in the well.
But Jesus wanted to cut through her smoke screen and target the REAL issue that needed to take place in her life.
You see, Jesus knew she needed a lot more than just the H2O from the well that she was coming to draw each day.
Now, there's no doubt that H2O is important.
All Living plants and animals and humans alike all need a certain amount of water in order to live.
Without it, we all wither and die.
In fact, the Mayo Clinic for instance, recommends for a healthy man to survive in temperate climates, that he needs to drink about 3 liters of water a day.
Other suggestions say, at least 8, 8-oz glasses per day.
The U.S. Forestry Survival Guide suggests that for a normal healthy individual, that person can usually survive, 3 minutes without AIR; 3 days without water; and 3 weeks without food.
So we need this LIQUID H2O in order to live.
But Jesus also knew there was something even more important than physical survival...so He wanted to deal with the 'heart' issue...the issue of what all people really need, not for only PHYSICAL survival, but what we need for eternal life.
So in v. 14, Jesus says... John 4:14 (NIV84) 14 but whoev ...
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