Woman Of Samaria
- The ongoing contempt of Jews for Samaritans (John 4:9);
- The reputation of the woman (John 4:18); and
- The cultural restrictions of male and female interaction (John 4:27);
This scenario becomes a classic lesson in God’s redemptive action. Jesus’ initiative forgives, restores, and empowers a woman, who persuades men to heed a Jewish Messiah! Our Savior’s grace, seen in this woman of Samaria, illustrates how past overt or covet prejudices, beliefs, practices and exposures need not confine or destroy the potential of a person. A transformed woman became a great evangelistic influence as many Samaritans respond to Jesus as Messiah (John 4:29-30, 39-41).
An added lesson of significance is to see the Savior reaching out to those deemed different or indifferent, teaching the value of our affirming the worth of all people. An unnamed Samaritan woman received life-changing revelation that had eluded many rabbinical scholars.
Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”
1 Corinthians 1:26-31 (MSG)
Spiritual insight that propelled to another dimension, perceiving Jesus as “a prophet”, “The woman said to him, “Sir, I see that you are a prophet” (John 4:19), and then as “the Christ”. “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did.
“Could this be the Christ?”
She is a model of how true revelation may translate into a powerful witness.