Today's devotion is based on John 4:9,10: 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.) 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."
Jesus exposed her real spiritual thirst by simply asking for a drink of water. She thirsted for love and acceptance but was looking in all the wrong places to quench that thirst. We might seek approval from peers or acceptance through a relationship that becomes more important than a relationship with God. Our world has a twisted view of love and acceptance and looks for it in all the wrong places.
Jesus cares about you enough to come to you in his Word and to meet a deeper thirst that nothing in all the world could ever quench. Jesus quenches our thirst for love and acceptance, not by downplaying sin, but by forgiving it completely by washing it away in an unending flood of his love and acceptance.
Please pray with me: Jesus, meet me beside the waters of your Word so that I may find the kind of love and acceptance that only comes from you. Amen.
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