III.  INVITATION
Questions equal a seeking heart.  Asking, seeking, knocking the woman presents all three and the invitation is given.
 ASK

9  Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

Second-class citizens in the kingdom are those people who mixed the truth with error.  They were once a part of the family of God but fell away and mixed in with the world.
ANSWER


10  Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.


SEEK

11  The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

Seeking often begins with what we see, the physical.  Jesus was offering water.  The woman heard him speak but she did not hear the WORD.  She surveyed the situation and was seeking his means and ability to provide.  What she saw was nothing to draw with and a deep well.  She was seeking the source of the living water.

12  Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

Seeking then turns a bit inward as we rely on the “familiar”.
 

ANSWER

13  Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

KNOCK

15  The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

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