Five Husbands

How easy it is for us to be judgmental and narrow-minded.Jesus had no such inhibitions when He spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well. He broke many taboos and showed His loving and discerning nature.

Firstly, it must have been very deliberate for the group to travel through Samaritan at all. Jews would often travel many extra miles to avoid going through this country. Why was Jesus alone at a place where mostly women went to draw water? By asking about her husband Jesus knew exactly what He was doing. It was a very personal question to ask a despised foreigner of the opposite sex.

But we see a marvelous result when the woman asked ‘Can this be the Messiah?’ And the result was that they ‘came out of the town and were coming to Him.’ Maybe we should show more boldness in our witness!