The Samaritan woman therefore said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
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.” (John 4:9-10 NASB)
Are you asking the right questions?
One thing I love about Jesus, He never get’s cornered by a question. More than once in the gospels we see His accusers ask Him a question and He turns the tables and asks them a question that confounds them.
And they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”
But He detected their trickery and said to them,
“Show Me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?”
And they said, “Caesar’s.”
And He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Luke 20:21-25 NASB)
Now I have talked about this one before in my post “Render unto Caesar” so I won’t deconstruct this now, but suffice it to say, you could not put Jesus in a corner with a question.
Here however, I don’t think the woman is trying to stump Jesus, she just is confused and does not know what to say, so she kind of thinks out loud.
But Jesus takes her to the right question.
Have you ever been in a place where you were confused and didn’t even know where to start?
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James tells us
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5 NASB)
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