Love Lesson
Lessons 11: by turtle

John 4:28-43 KJV
28  The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
29  Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
30  Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
31  In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
32  But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
33  Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?
34  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
35  Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to
harvest.
36  And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
37  And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
38  I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
39  And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did.
40  So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
41  And many more believed because of his own word;
42  And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of
the world.
43  Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee.


We pick up the story where we left off last week with the woman at the well going to tell the men of her village. While she is gone the disciples approached
Jesus with food trying to encourage Him to eat. But Christ refused and says He has had food.

32  But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
33  Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?
34  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

When the disciples heard this it puzzled them but Christ goes on to explain to them that it is not physical food but spiritual food He received. By doing His
Father will he was full. There also was more important things to be doing then worrying about physical needs at the present.  Sometimes we need to learn to
put on hold our needs to share the truth about Jesus with others.  In a few minutes the women came back with the men from her village. Some believed
because of her testimony others believed when they spoke with Jesus. Jesus stayed with them two days before departing. Those that were spiritually hungry
took time to listen to Him. When we find those willing to listen to who Jesus is we need to continue to share who Christ is until they are full.

Often times we try to minister to those who will not listen we need to seek those who will. Christ taking time to speak to those who were outcast to the
Jewish nation was worth it all. Why because they believed in Him when they heard. We need to remember to go to those people that are not like us and
share who Christ is.