When therefore the LORD knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,…
Each one of us must come to have a personal dealing with Christ.
1. It may be at one of the crisis-hours of existence.
2. It may be at a dying hour.
3. It must be at the day of Judgment.
I. CHRIST OFTEN COMES AND SPEAKS UNEXPECTEDLY. When the woman left her home she never dreamed of this interview. Christ often comes —
1. In sudden sicknesses.
2. Sudden reverses.
3. Sudden sanctuary visitations.
II. CHRIST OFTEN COMES AND SPEAKS TO THE SINNER WHEN ALONE. Had the woman come with other females at the customary evening hour this conversation would have been impossible. So in another case (chap. John 8:9, 10).
III. CHRIST OFTEN SPEAKS IN THE MIDST OF THE ORDINARY DUTIES OF LIFE. So with the apostles. Christ thus puts His seal on life's daily drudgery.
(J. R. Macduff, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,