John 4:39 (NASB)
From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all the things that I have done.”
If you know anything about biblical history, then you know that the Jews and no dealing with the Samaritans. They were of a mixed breed and said to be unclean. Jesus had left Judea and on His way to Galilee. Wouldn’t you know that He just had to pass through the Samaria (smile). Jesus took time to talk with this nameless woman who was an outcast in her city probably because of her lifestyle. We know from their conversation that she has had many husbands and her current man was not her husband. He then proceeds to explain to her that He is the Living Water and whoever drinks of Him will never thirst. He touched her heart so that she went and told the entire city that she just met the Messiah. Many were saved because of her testimony.
What I love most about this story is despite her past Jesus didn’t judge her. Did you catch that? Read John 4:7-26. He never made her feel ashamed or guilty because of her mistakes. Too often we get on our high horses and instead of loving each other, we tear each other down. There are times when God will call us to be a Nathan, however, we must choose to love people anyway. No one’s sin is greater than the next. Sin is sin and it all has the same punishment if there is no sincere repentance. We can all learn from each other no matter our background. We just have to maintain an open heart and hear God speak through the vessel in which He chooses to use to do His will.
Father, forgive me for turning a deaf ear to someone because I was too busy judging who they are. You are able to use anybody to complete your will. Give me an open heart and spirit. Help me to love people the way you love. In Jesus name, amen!
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