29 “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” 30 Then they went out of the city and came to Him.
The woman gave an invitation to the men of the city (whom she knew well!). She had a passion to tell her sexual partners about someone who could change their lives. She was bold to share what she knew.
see a Man who told me all things that I ever did.
This statement would have caught the attention of the people of the city. These individuals needed exposure to Christ so that they could see for themselves who He was. Jesus’ knowledge of her sinful life made a deep impression on her soul.
Could this be the Christ [Messiah]?” [this question implies an element of doubt]
The woman was not sure that Jesus was the Messiah, but she was open to the possibility. She was still debating who Christ was for herself. The idea of the Greek is something like this: “Jesus is not the Messiah, is he?” She may have framed the question in this way because her “men” would not have viewed a dogmatic statement from a woman to be authentic.
Then they went out of the city and came to Him.
The Samaritans decided to see for themselves what the woman’s commotion was all about. They made their way to Jesus.
Invitation to investigate who Jesus is is a basic Christian role.
“Come” is a good word for those who wish to share Christ with others (Is 1:18; Mt 11:28). There are few things as tragic as missing a great opportunity.
We need to learn the lesson of putting priority on spiritual things with their opportunities. God has not given us to set our own spiritual priorities. We have marching orders from Jesus. The Lord Jesus as our Commander-in-Chief issued the order to reach the world for Christ (Mt 5:16; Ac 1:8; 1 Pe 3:15).