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 4:10 NASB
Jesus, sitting at the well, asked the Samaritan woman for a drink of water. He was thirsty and didn’t have any way to get some from the deep well.
Her reply was typical for people that don’t get along. Why are you asking me? We aren’t supposed to have anything to do with each other.
But Jesus didn’t care about that. He moved right into what was important, the exchange.
He was asking for water to quench His physical thirst, but He knew she needed “living water” to save her soul!
It’s the exchange that we all have available to us, exchange the physical, temporary for the spiritual and eternal. This is for me and you!
The Lord asks us to take this physical, temporary life and exchange it for eternal life. The cost is that you give up your physical life and give the control to Jesus.
This is hard because people want to be in control of their own lives. They want to call the shots. And that all changes when you give up your life for Jesus. You now allow Him to call the shots.
The benefits are so great that they can’t be valued. You give up a temporary life for eternity. That is a no brainier. But just as Jesus didn’t force the Samaritan woman. He won’t force you.
You have to make the decision to give up your life for His. And on top of all this, He blesses you with peace and love and mercy and grace and the Holy Spirit!
You don’t lose, unless you think this world is better than eternity. And I pray you don’t think that.
Get right with the Lord today, make the exchange.
Father, let everyone who reads this get convicted to turn from their ways and start living for You.