I DARE YOU- ASK HIM FOR A DRINK
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
Do you know who Jesus is? Of course your gonna think that is a stupid question, but really, do you know who He is? He is the radiance of the Father’s glory, the very imprint of the Father’s nature. It was by Him that all things were created and He upholds all things by the word of His power. He is the Word of the Father who became a man, He is the heavenly high priest, and the minister of the heavenly sanctuary. He is the supplier of all the resources of all His creatures, He holds the wind in His fists, and determines the rising and falling of the kings of the earth. He holds the past, present, and future in His hands, He created time and space and He Himself inhabits eternity. When Jesus ministered to the woman at the well that is what He had in mind. If you knew the gift of God and who was making you this offer, if you only knew. Matthew Henry spoke about this gift 300 years ago, this message is timeless.
“He hints to her what she should know, but was ignorant of: If thou knew the gift of God, that is, as the next words explain it, who it is that saith, Give me to drink. If thou knew who I am. She saw him to be a Jew, a poor weary traveller; but he would have her know something more concerning him that did yet appear. Jesus Christ is the gift of God, the richest token of God’s love to us, and the richest treasure of all good for us; a gift, not a debt which we could demand from God; not a loan, which he will demand from us again, but a gift, a free gift. It is an unspeakable privilege to have this gift of God proposed and offered to us; to have an opportunity of embracing it: “He who is the gift of God is now set before thee, and addresses himself to thee; it is he that saith, Give me to drink; this gift comes a begging to thee.” Though Christ is set before us, and sues to us in and by his gospel, yet there are multitudes that know him not. They know not who it is that speaks to them in the gospel, that saith, Give me to drink; they perceive not that it is the Lord that calls them.”
How about you? Do you know how powerful, how loving, and how near this One is who tells you to ask Him for a drink? Go ahead, I dare you. Just ask Him and see what happens. The well will start to bubble, the living water will start to flow, and then; your life will really begin.