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Do not write me off

John 4:7-9

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a]).

I remember entering a supermarket to buy some groceries, as I waited to pay for my items, I noticed a young man paying for the cigarettes he had picked. Though I would naturally judge and write him off, the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman quickly crossed my mind.

In those days the Jews and the Samaritans had nothing in common. In fact, Jews saw the Samaritans as unclean and avoided interactions with them. However, Jesus’s attitude contradicted this about the Samaritans, He rather accommodated her and requested a drink from her.

Are you in the midst of unbelievers? do you see yourself better than them and therefore look down on them? Remember Peter’s revelation of not calling anything created by God unclean.

To reveal Gods saving grace to unbelievers, you must never write them off

By Joshua Sopuru

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