Jesus: Greater Than Our Father Jacob
“Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” (John 4:12 NKJV).
The woman at the well asked Jesus, “Are You Greater than our Father Jacob?” She was being sarcastic, assuming in her mind that Jesus was not greater. Little did she know at the time that the answer to her question was, “Yes!” Even though Jesus came from the line of Jacob (Matt. 1:2), He was much greater because He was the Son of God. The woman learned that Jesus was the “I Am” (John 4:26), and that He indeed is “the Christ, the Savior of the world” (John 4:42). What are your questions about Jesus?
The woman at the well didn’t understand the “living water” that Jesus offered to her. At first she tried to tell Jesus that He didn’t have a rope or bucket. When Jesus offered her water so that she would “never thirst” (John 4:14), she again was wrong, thinking it was physical water (John 4:15). When she properly understood that Jesus was the Messiah, she ran to tell, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did” (John 4:29). Have you met Jesus in a personal experience, as did the woman at the well
Because Jesus is Greater than our Father Jacob, He can meet our needs.