Could This Be the Christ? – John 4:27-42

Jesus’ behavior toward women reflects the fact that God created both male and female in his image with equal value and dignity and differing complementary callings and roles. Their differences don’t negate their equality, nor does their equality negate their complementary differences.

Thus, wherever Christianity has taken root in a culture, the lot of women has improved. “Men treat women with respect, and they take humble, courageous initiatives to protect women and create stable, loving families where the covenant faithfulness of husband and wife display the mystery of Christ and to his church to the world” (Piper).

Jesus is showing us that even if other men wouldn’t give this woman the time of day, he will. And he will do so in a way that suggests no scandal but is completely in line with the will of his father.

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