Today’s Tasting: John 2-4
John chapter two tells about Jesus’ first miracle- the changing of water into wine at a wedding in Cana. It also tells of him driving the money changers and merchants out of the temple.
John 3 contains the story of Jesus’ conversations with Nicodemus, as well as John the Baptist’s declaration that he is the one sent to prepare the way for Jesus.
John 4 is about the meeting between Jesus and a Samaritan woman at the well, and also tells about when Jesus saves the life of the son of a royal official in Capernaum.
Today’s Nourishment: Have you ever noticed that the “prescription” Jesus has for the various people he talks to fits their life perfectly? There is no “one size fits all” lesson, which He gives prescribes.
Nicodemus, a Pharisee, and an important leader, felt that he had been born into the “right” group of people. Jesus informs him that his family status doesn’t matter. What matters is a birth of a different sort—a birth from water and from Spirit. Entrance into God’s kingdom is not found because of the standing of your family status, but because of finding new life through Jesus.
When Jesus talks to the Samaritan woman at the well, He understands her thirst for a satisfying life, and offers her living water. The woman has been married several times, moving from man to man, in search for something she has not found. Imagine the relief this woman must have felt to realize she would never be “thirsty” again.
We all know people like the Samaritan woman. Whether it is husbands, j0bs, places they live, or other things, some people never seem to find satisfaction with their lives. Jesus offers the prescription for a dissatisfied life.
“True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him” (John 4:23 ESV).
God’s prescription for a dissatisfied life is worship! He is seeking you out for true worship! Sit in a quiet place to worship and thank Jesus for His prescription for that hunger and thirst that only He satisfies.
What will you do with His prescription? Share with us:
Tomorrow’s Delight: Matthew 8; Mark 2