Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Four Simple Words - See

John 4:28-29 (KJV) - "The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" (emphasis mine)

We are discussing that we often find it hard to share with others about Jesus Christ. We find in John 4 the account of a sinful woman meeting the Savior - the Messiah - and how He changed her life. By changing her life, she found it impossible to not share Jesus with others.

We are looking at four words - come, see, went and tell. Yesterday we mused over the word "come." we discovered that the woman wasn't just saying that they needed to go and see Jesus - she was urging them to come with her. The word is used in the imperative form - she is really giving a command - "Come with me, now!"

She uses two commands (imperative tense) in this sentence - come and see. She urges them to follow her to the Savior, and then urges them to see (Greek - horáō - to see with the eyes, the mind, by experience), to follow her and to experience what she had experienced herself. As has been stated - witnessing is simply one beggar telling another where to find bread. She had found the Savior, the answer for forgiveness, the solution to a useless life, the doorway into eternal life. And now, she wanted everyone to experience the same thing.

Today as we muse over John 4, has it been so long that you are actually taking your salvation for granted. It can happen, I know - I have been guilty of this myself. The longer we are saved and secure, the more we lose sight of the wonder, the glory, the majesty of what we have. The experience dims and we lose the unction and challenge to share it with others. Stop now and ponder what God has done for you, thank Him for it, and let the Holy Spirit light the fire of the experience in your life again.

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