The Daily Fountain Devotional Thursday, February 17, 2022

The Daily Fountain Devotional Thursday, February 17, 2022

The Daily Fountain Devotional Thursday, February 17,  2022


The Daily Fountain Devotional Thursday, February 17,  2022

The Daily Fountain Devotional Thursday, February 17, 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022                               


TEXT: John 4:1-26

Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— although in fact, it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.

Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.

10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”

17 “I have no husband,” she replied.

Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”

19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”

21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”

The Daily Fountain Devotional Thursday, February 17,  2022


The story of how the Samaritan woman met the Messiah is a reconciliatory one. The Jews despised the Samaritans because of their mixed Gentile blood and their different worship style. Jesus' decision to pass through Samaria was unpopular to the disciples because of 6f this. Jacob's well in Sychar was a useful water source for the people. Jesus took a long journey to get to the well with so much weariness, just to reach one soul? That shows the importance of a soul.

The phrase "Give Me a drink" in verse 7 speaks volumes. It shows Jesus and his disciples were thirsty, weary, tired and famished from a very distant journey. It opened an opportunity for Jesus to interact with the woman. It enabled Jesus to introduce Himself as the living water that the woman and every thirsty soul needs. This water, when drunk, will become a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. We should not allow my religious barrier to hinder this as in verses 9, 11, 13, 15, and 17-18. What is your own barrier to receiving this water of life - spouse, race, culture, religious differences, family dispute, place of worship or status in society? Jesus is the bridge to cross over to salvation.

Prayer: Lord, please give me this living water to drink, that I may not thirst for evil anymore.



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