Who Can Truly Satisfy by Christina Patterson

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Who Can Truly Satisfy
Series: Believing Better: Overcoming the Lies That Prevent Us from Living Free in Christ
Christina Patterson
John 4:7-15

Had Jesus performed the miracle, had he ate the bread, He would have placed trust in the physical to win a spiritual battle and He would have lost. Now you might be wondering, is it really that wrong to eat bread? No. But for Jesus it was not time to eat. It was not God’s will for Him to eat right now. Once the devil leaves we read that angels come and minister to Jesus. His time to eat was soon coming but it was not now at the suggestion of the enemy.

I wonder how many of you are dealing with this temptation. To do something before it’s time. I wonder how many of us fall into this temptation, we get tired of waiting on God and since we have the power to take matters into our own hands we do, but we do so out of the will of God. I wonder how many of us, had we simply waited on God would quickly realize that God was right around the corner of our temptation. That we did not need to take matters into our own hands that we did not need to force a situation.

But here is satan appealing to our flesh, appealing to our desire to live for ourselves. And here is Jesus showing us that God is the only one who can truly satisfy us. That our life is not from this world, therefore this world cannot satisfy us.

Jesus teaches this same lesson to a woman He meets at a well. Let me share the story with you from John 4:7-15:

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

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.”

“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

This woman came to the well looking to satisfy her physical need for water not realizing she has come face to face with the One who can satisfy her greater spiritual need for God. When Jesus s ...

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