Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
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"Revealing Her Sins So She Will Thirst For The Gospel. Johannes Brenz: His statement is a preparation for the future exposing of her sin. By this command, Christ wisely proceeds to manifest to the woman her sins, so that finally, with all joking aside, she might earnestly thirst for the promises of the gospel. For none earnestly and ardently seek the gospel unless they know their sin and sense their own damnation because of their sins. Before judgment and the exposing of our sins we seem well and are carefree. Even if we are conscious of our sins we imagine that they are easily forgiven. But when the Lord reveals sin, death is placed before our eyes and hell is set on fire. What, then, are you going to do? Where will you turn? When your human righteousness dies in judgment and when every fleshly aid is consumed by the fire of hell, what then? That is when we must desire to obtain the gospel, when we must look by faith to Christ, in whom there is complete comfort and life. So, Christ first disturbs this prostitute, revealing her sins, and then he justifies and comforts her. COMMENTARY ON JOHN 4:16" quoted from 'John 1-12' Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Craig S. Farmer

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