John 4:10 (NKJV) Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
At first, she refuses our Lord’s request for water, because Jews and Samaritans are racially divided. But our Lord deals with her skillfully and sympathetically. He is firm, faithful and factual in His conversation with her. Jesus appeals to her curiosity and her thirst for the truth. Jesus sparks her curiosity by telling her that He is both God and Man. Jesus said He is the gift of God, the One who God the Father gave as a Savior of the world, His only begotten Son. And Jesus also explains that He is not only the Son of God, but He is also the Son of Man, the Messiah. The One who is wearied from His journey and is asking her for a drink is her Savior. And if she would have realized that He is God manifest in the flesh, she would have asked Him for a blessing, and He would have given her living water. Like her, many of us fail to see the spiritual reality of things, we can only comprehend things by the physical. And that is the problem, because the physical cannot completely explain the spiritual. To know and understand the things of God, we must do so in spirit and in truth. Jesus is explaining spiritual things to her, but her mind is stuck in the physical, and therefore, she completely failed to recognize the Lord and she could not understand His words. Today, many are like this Samaritan woman, they are looking to the physical things of this world for satisfaction, not for spiritual things. And eventually, sooner than later, they find that the physical cannot satisfy them. Because the physical cannot satisfy the thirst of the heart of man. What they thirst for is not physical, it is spiritual. The emptiness in their hearts is a God shaped void, that can only be filled by God. As Augustine said “O Lord, You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they rest in You.” Our Lord Jesus Christ is not a created being. He is the Son of God not in the sense of a union between a man and women, rather He is equal to God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the second person in the Trinity, the Godhead. To understand this my friend, you have to do so in spirit and in truth. As George Herbert once said “The whole wide world is not enough To fill the heart’s three corners, But yet it craveth still; Only the Trinity that made it can Suffice the vast, triangle heart of man.” The temporal physical things of this world can only satisfy for a time, but the spiritual satisfaction which Christ provides go on into everlasting life because He is the Son of God and the Son of Man.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.