What Jesus Did! 'I AM the Messiah' — John 4:26

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Then Jesus told [the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well], "I AM the Messiah!"
— John 4:26 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus is the Messiah! Jesus is the Christ of God! Jesus is the long-awaited Savior of the world. [1] He was promised to Israel, and in this woman's case, to the Samaritans who also awaited the Messiah like unto Moses. [2] Jesus came in fulfillment of all that God promised Abraham and David. He came as the fulfillment of all the prophecies. He is God's answer. He is our Lord. Let's not only listen to him; let's also live each day for him.

[1] John 3:16-17.
[2] Deuteronomy 18:15-18. They called the expected Messiah, Taheb.

Today's Prayer

Holy God, I believe that Jesus is the Christ. I ask that he be present in my heart in a more vibrant way as I offer myself again to be his disciple and live for him. Forgive me for those times in the past when my loyalty has been tainted by my weakness and sin. Strengthen me so that I may follow Jesus with undiluted devotion. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 10:30-38
  • John 17:1-5
  • Matthew 26:63-64

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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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