16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” 17 “I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” 19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet.
Thoughts: The sad thing is the woman has no one to call. Today many are like this woman, who went from one partner to the next and are really left with no one to trust or call. Deep inside she was thirsting for a deeper relationship with someone who was faithful to her and who really loved her. In the end, the best spouse, the best partner will disappoint us. But God will never disappoint us. We cannot nor should we put a person or a relationship in the place of God. Apparently this woman had, and the consequences were...no one to call. God is the One on whom we can always call.
Prayer: Lord, when I call to you, you will answer me. When I seek you, you will find me.
John Calvin Abridged: When the woman mocked Christ, he replied by convicting her of her sin. When people try to ignore Christ, they may not be able to come to Him unless they meditate on and are convicted of their sin. The fruit of Christ's reproof was her recognition of him as a prophet.