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The Day Jesus Crossed the Line, Part 4

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Daniel Whyte III

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TEXT: John 4:13-18

Henry Alford said, "The first work of the Spirit of God, and of Jesus who here spoke in the fullness of that Spirit, is, to convince of sin."
After Jesus explains to the Samaritan woman that He can give her living water that will continuously spring up inside of her and produce eternal life, she begins to grasp a little of what Jesus is saying. Instead of responding with another question or cynical statement, she says, "Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw." Even though she does not understand all that Jesus is offering, she is willing to accept it.
How does Jesus respond to the Samaritan woman's willingness to receive the living water? Verse 16 says, "Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither." Some have said that this is not an odd request for Jesus to make, and that He is simply asking the woman to call her husband out of a sense of propriety. Usually, it was the head of household who made decisions about the religious direction of the family; the wife and children just followed his lead.