As Jesus encounters the Samaritan woman, they seem at first glance to be talking on two entirely different levels, earthly and heavenly. She understands water to be water; he proclaims it to be a wellspring of eternal life.
She finds him intruding into her personal affairs; he reveals in her five plus husbands something more than a moral issue. At this point Jesus again leads her from mundane experience to spiritual depth.
By her question she has set the stage for a further revelation, perhaps the most important of the entire dialogue. Or so read our translations.
Thank you, David Sovereign, davidsovereign gmail. Believe in God; believe also in me. Practical Theology , Worship. None of this means you have to worship the way other people at your church do. On the other hand, emotion without truth produces empty frenzy and cultivates shallow people who refuse the discipline of rigorous thought. Paul, too, says we are to glorify God in everything we do 1 Cor.
Well before that tragic night, he declares to the Samaritan woman the message St Paul conveyed to the Romans. From a human perspective, we offer worship to God in a particular form and in a particular place.
There is extraordinary delight and relief in that realization. It means that authentic prayer does not depend on our mood, or our formulations, or the fullness of its content.
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“The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”. True worship, says Jesus, is in spirit and. Answer: The idea of worshipping the Lord “in spirit and truth” comes from Jesus' conversation with the woman at the well in John In the conversation, the.
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