What Jesus Did! 'Christ Will Explain Everything' — John 4:25

Saturday, March 12, 2022

The woman said [to Jesus], "I know the Messiah is coming — the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."
— John 4:25 NLT

Key Thought

For the second time in the Gospel of John, a woman seeking to meet an everyday problem tells us the truth about Jesus and his relationship to us. The first was Jesus' mother at the wedding celebration: "Do whatever he tells you!" [1] This time, it is the woman at the well: "Christ ... will explain everything to us." Do you want to know about worship? Listen to Jesus. As this woman is about to learn, [2] Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ of God. He does explain everything to us. Will we listen? Will we follow? Will we obey?

[1] John 2:5.
[2] John 4:26.

Today's Prayer

Father, give me the confidence to trust that Jesus does explain everything and give me the boldness to obey. His words are life. His truth is sustenance for my soul. I confess that Jesus is the Christ, the promised Messiah sent to Israel and the nations to lead us to you, O Father. I praise you for sending your Son for my salvation. Accept my thanks in the name of Christ Jesus, my Lord. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 7:24-29
  • John 6:63, 68-69
  • 2 Timothy 3:14-17


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Illustration of John 4:25 NLT — The woman said [to Jesus], "I know the Messiah is coming — the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

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