Five Husbands and a lover!

By Carl Heinrich Bloch ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly. - John 4:18 NASB

Ok – wow Jesus – now your just showing off.

Have you ever wondered why Jesus exposes the obvious sore spot in the Samaritan Woman’s character.

Yes – I get that she had to own her sin in order to gain life – there needed to be a platform for repentance. I get all that. But check this out.

By exposing the full breath of her failure and then offering her life, no one can ever convince her that she is not good enough for God.

When satan comes (and you know he does) and tells her that she is not good enough – “You call yourself a Christian?” “If God knew about your past and the things that tempt you, He never would have offered you eternal life.”

When Jesus exposes all her sin and the full extent of her failure, He takes away any future use of that failure as a weapon against her. [Tweet this] He is demonstrating to her that nothing can separate her from His great love.

How is it with you? You know [I know you do] that Jesus knew every thing about your past and your tendencies, your temper, your weaknesses, your fears and your failures, before He ever chose you. Before He whispered in your ear “come, follow me, my son” or “I have loved you with an everlasting love, my daughter” he forgave you completely.

Don’t let satan have that foothold.

Be free of that today.

Ben NelsonThanks for stopping by today.



5 thoughts on “Five Husbands and a lover!

  1. Very nice,

    I have often felt that there can be no sin when you know someone so completely that you understand every wound and scar that triggered any negative thought or activity. It is only our false belief that God does not know us that allows us to believe the lies that the adversary tells our hearts. Know that you are known intimately, and you have nothing to fear, for there is only love and forgiveness.


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