Devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2389
Joh 4:27 At this point, his disciples arrived, and they were amazed that he was talking with a woman. Yet no one said, “What do you seeking?” or “Why are you talking with her?”
Joh 4:28 Then the woman let go of her water jar, and went into town, and spoke told the men,
Joh 4:29 “Come, see a man who said to me all the things I ever did. Could this one be the Messiah?”
Joh 4:30 They left the town and came to him.
Our Lord not only broke cultural taboos by sharing spiritual things with a Samaritan, he broke gender taboos by teaching a woman, and then that woman followed suit by immediately going into town and evangelizing (τοῖς ἀνθρώποις) the men!
Sisters, there are a lot of Christians who will tell you that God plays favorites. Do not believe it. Christ’s gospel is for all people, and you have every right to share it to whomever will listen to you.
LORD, thank you for pouring out your Spirit on your sons and daughters, and giving us all your precious gospel to preach.