Today’s Verse

Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

John 4:9

Tuesday, July 12

Picking up where we left off yesterday, we read in John 4:6 that Jesus was “wearied with His journey.” He had been walking all morning so He sat down “about the sixth hour” (noon) to rest. In verse 8, we learn that “his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.”

While Jesus was resting alone, the woman of Samaria came to draw water. This was strange because normally the women of that culture drew water early in the morning or late in the evening. She came at noon because she was a social outcast. We’ll learn that she was well known as an adulteress and the women of the city hated her.

At high noon, Jesus commenced His divine appointment with the words, “Give me to drink.” If Jesus had a divine appointment, then I am convinced that God sets up divine appointments for all of us. Often the Lord puts us in special positions just for the purpose of speaking with someone about their need of salvation.

Ø  God may have given you your job, first so that you could witness to one person and second so you could provide for your family.

Ø  God may have placed you in your class, first to be a witness to one other student and second to get an education.

Ø  God may have placed you in your neighborhood, first to be a witness to a special person and second to provide you a home.

Ø  You may think you work out at your gym in order to get in shape but God may have placed you there for one other person.

Ø  You may be teaching that Bible study to help believers learn, but it may be because God wants you to lead one person to the Lord.

God places all of us in situations that are divine appointments. Look for them!

Weekly Memory Verse

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:6


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