Gospel of John Study – Part 5

Gospel of John Study – Part 5

What is the thirst of the soul?

We are in John 4, discussing Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. It is a fascinating conversation.

He’s focusing on the spiritual need in her life and she’s thinking about not having to come to this well to drag water back to her house every day.

The thirst of the soul.

I read an older sermon by Tim Keller, and he talks about the role of water in your body. He says that our body is 50% water, and that if you are deprived of water you will die of thirst and dehydration. It is a terrible way to die.

Thirst is a physical deprivation because you are made of water, and therefore, you crave it, and you need it. In the same way, Jesus uses the term living water, to tell this woman, “Your soul is craving for something that you don’t have and I’m the only one who can give it to you. It comes from Me.”

Where are you looking to quench the thirst of your soul?


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