So the Samaritan said give me that water then! But Jesus asked her to go get her husband and the Samaritan replied I have no husband and Jesus said you're right! You have had a whole bunch of them but even the man you are with right now isn't your husband and the woman KNEW something then! She assumed he was a prophet so she asked...
"Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” 21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
So anyway to my epiphiny! When I question God..... which I tend to do often because I am a questioner at heart and I believe that HE knows my heart and sometimes HE answers my questions and sometimes HE tells me that I don't need to ask that question. But and don't think that I didn't ALREADY KNOW THIS.... but when I question God I simply need to go back to the scripture.
Truly the adage of the BIBLE TELLS ME SO.
It does, I mean assuming I believe the Bible is the inspired word of God- which I do.... The BIBLE TELLS ME SO!
I know big epiphiny! Seriously I know this but sometimes I have had questions and not taken time to seek out what the WORD SAYS.. I just keep asking these questions OR I just keep wondering and wondering-- not taking time to seek truth out!
For instance I always wonder -- I mean the Samaritan woman had it right--- we think we are right about our worship and you think YOU are right about your worship...WHOSE RIGHT?
(I will use the word secular people to determine whom I am speaking about) Secular people say God isn't real OR there were so many gods before Him---why do we think HE is the ONE and ONLY. I mean history talks about other gods that were being worshipped but I know God made the world... I just wonder why they don't see it that way. Well because they don't believe the BIBLE! DUH. But it is always deeper than that--- why do these smart, educated people not believe? I just always wonder? I mean they are so much smarter than me, so much wiser (in the world), they can quote historical happening.... why don't they SEE truth? BUT the Bible tells me that a time will come when it won't matter WHAT those people believe--- it won't matter what Hindu believe, or Muslim or Buddhist or Pagan Witches or Atheist. There will come a time when they WILL SEE TRUTH- it might of course be too late for them but they will KNOW. So I don't need to question. I don't even need to wonder.
They will one day know the real TRUTH too. They just might not get to NEVER BE THIRSTY AGAIN!
So I am reading the BIBLE--- not I guess reading it.. I always do that, but I guess seeking out answers for the things I wonder about. I know big WOW--- but really it was not a light bulb moment for me- I already knew the answer but it was more of a confirmation... that THIS is how I know- THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO.