…everywhere! At least she had nothing to fear from his tongue, for Jews did their best to avoid Samaritans, despising them as half-breeds who worshiped not in the temple at Jerusalem but at their shrine on Mount Gerizim. Omri, a king of Israel purchased Samaria from a man named Shemer for two talents of silver (1Kings 16:24) She argued with Jesus. Could this be the Christ? Samaria as a city was the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel. John 4:41. 7 A woman from Samaria came to draw water. John 4:1-42. What petition did the Samaritans make to Jesus? - look up Acts 4:20; 1 Corinthians 9:16; 2 Corinthians 5:14. The story of the Woman by the Well is an illustration of this. There are four good reasons why every Christian should engage in personal testimony:-, Now let us turn to the Woman of Samaria and see the power of personal testifying in action:-. As Jesus retreated from Judea and returned to the Galilee, he stopped at a well in the middle of Samaria, where He met a Samaritan woman. The story of the woman at the well is one of the most iconic encounters in the Bible. Note: “In the words spoken to the woman at the well, good seed had been sown, and … Elizabeth – 01/09/16 The Woman of Samaria - 01/16/16 Herodias – 01/30/16 The Syrophoenician Woman – 02/13/16 Salome, Mother of the Zebedees – 02/27/16 The Widow with Two Coins – 03/12/16 Dorcas –… This devotional is drawn from Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture by Ann Spangler and Jean Syswerda. If she married, then those rights, even the power of life and death, were transferred to her husband. Told in John 4:1-42 , it depicts how Jesus, traveling through Samaria on the way to Galilee, sat down at a well in the town of Sychar. She is also referred to as The Woman at the Well. for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. The story of the woman at the well is one of the most well known in the Bible; many Christians can easily give a summary of it. She knew Him in this way as a matter of personal experience. Here are the first verses from John that introduce us to this woman. How can you ask me for a drink? Living water: … I have been one of those bad girls. Samaria refers to both a city and a territory. Her sorrow: To have lived in a way that relegated her to the margins of her society. ", But Jesus replied, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about.". Dodge, counterdodge—nothing the woman said would keep Jesus at bay. The free love of the 60’s. Jewels of truth light up in verses which we have read a hundred times and seen little more than the printed words. The woman went to tell the people of Samaria, and as a result, many Samaritans listened to Jesus and believed. What you have just said is quite true. Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me . When the woman of Samaria met Jesus she received something deeper than water from Jacob’s well; she received a deeper relationship with God. […] John 4 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus and the Woman of Samaria. She had family problems, moral problems and religious problems. What We Can Learn from Samaritans From the fall of the rebellious northern kingdom of Israel to a mixed idolatrous religion, to a people group … And we learn … In other words, how are we to do it? While her conversion is clearly implied, the apostle’s focus centers on Jesus’ declaration foretold in the Scriptures (verses 25). John 4:7 “There cometh a woman of Samaria. In the third chapter of John, we saw the Lord Jesus reaching the heart of a thirsty religious man, Nicodemus. Tuesday. The thrust of these verses is not so much her conversion but that Jesus is Messiah (verse 26). Background/Review. Beneath lies a mine of spiritual truth and enlightenment, if our eyes are but open to see it. In Hebrew, the name Samaria means “watch-mountain” or “watch-tower,” which correlates with its hilly features (Easton’s Bible Dictionary, “Samaria”).The place is referred to as “the hill of Samaria” in 1 Kings 16:24. "Sir, I can see that you are a prophet. But the man kept pressing.