It was not customary for Jews to travel through Samaria. Also, in this culture, men would never speak to a female stranger in public. Understanding the counter-cultural nature of this exchange between Jesus and this Samaritan woman helps us recognize and appreciate its significance.
“Then they said to the woman, ‘Now we believe, not just because of what you told us, but because we have heard Him ourselves. Now we know that He is indeed the Savior of the world.’” (John 4:42, NLT)
When was the last time you did something out of the norm for the glory of God?
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