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John 4: 1-15 (ESV)

28 Aug

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Are you thirsty? I mean, really thirsty?

Is there anything on this earth that can satisfy you? I mean, really satisfy you?

The Bible teaches us that, no, there isn’t!

Solomon was the son who was chosen by King David himself to take the throne after his father could no longer reign. He was also chosen by God to build the temple of God, since David had shed too much blood in battle to do it himself. Solomon was said to be a man of righteousness and uprightness who walked in the statutes of David, his father. Solomon was so favored by God that he was given the opportunity to ask anything he wanted of God, and God would give it to him! Solomon asked for wisdom to lead his people well, and God granted his request. God was so pleased that he also gave Solomon more riches, wealth, and power than anyone else on the earth.

But what did Solomon do with all that God had given to him?

He wasted it! Solomon had the honor of building the Lord’s temple, and it took him 7 years to build it, but Solomon spent 13 years building his own palace. He took 700 wives and 300 concubines for himself. (You do the math!!!) He had a craving for human satisfaction, but he was never satisfied.

Ecclesiastes tells us that Solomon spent his whole life seeking human satisfaction, but only at the end did he realize that he had wasted so much of his life seeking human satisfaction. Solomon discovered at the end of his life that true satisfaction can only be found in God.

Now, we see Jesus talking to this woman, this sinner. Five previous husbands, and now she was living with a man who was not her husband. Like Solomon, she understood the desire for human satisfaction, and like Solomon, she was never satisfied. Her focus and Solomon’s focus was on this world and the pleasures that it offers.

Jesus comes to this woman and asks her for a drink. He obviously was very thirsty, but this woman was more important to Jesus than the water. He turns the conversation around on her and starts talking about “living water” but she just doesn’t understand.

Living Water = Eternal Life

Eternal Life = Satisfaction

Jesus was getting right to the heart of the matter with this Samaritan. She was searching for satisfaction in all the wrong places. He was here to tell her that she could only be truly satisfied when she received His gift of eternal life.

Are you looking for satisfaction in all of the wrong places?

Have you wasted your life on things that have no eternal significance?

It’s not too late to make a change. You can find eternal satisfaction in Jesus Christ. To learn how, go here.

If you want to learn how to do something that has eternal significance, come out to Sonshine Fellowship Church beginning on Sunday, September 13th at 10:00am to learn how to effectively share your faith with others.

Let me know if you make a decision by leaving a comment here on this blog!

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Posted by on August 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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