Quiet Time Coaching Episode 503 | New Thing Series — Part 58 | “Jesus’ Humanity” | Malcolm Cox


A new thing! I’m Malcolm Cox. Welcome to your daily devotional podcast anchored in Isaiah 43:19: ‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’

We are currently looking at God doing a new thing in the life of the Samaritan woman. But first we explore Jesus’ humanity.

“…he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.)” (John 4:5-8 NRSV)

Jesus’ Humanity

Jesus is tired
His muscles and joints are tired
He is hot
He is hungry
He is thirsty
He needs help

For Reflection

It is possible to forget that Jesus was both fully divine and fully human. The scene by the well reminds us just how human Jesus was. Do you notice how comfortable he is in expressing his needs? He does not try to hide what he needs. He is not afraid of appearing weak. Not even to a Samaritan woman of questionable morals. What are the instances can you think of in the gospels that displayed the humanity of Jesus? There are quite a few.

Why not prayerfully meditate on this passage from Hebrews today?

“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” (Hebrews 2:14-18 NIV11)


I hope you find your heart, your life, your congregation and your world inspired by God doing a new thing. Until tomorrow, take care, and God bless.

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