They had a saying: ‚ÄúEach time that a man prolongs converse with a woman he causes evil to himself, and desists from the law, and in the end inherits Gehinnom.‚Äù [that’s HELL]
By Rabbinic standards Jesus could hardly have done a more shatteringly unconventional thing than to talk to this woman.
– William Barclay‚Äôs commentary on John 4.27-30
Ok, in light of this, are you not just totally amazed at how amazing Jesus is? In this kind of culture, with this kind of hatred and taboo going around, he asks this lady for a drink of water. I have no idea of what the modern day equivalent of this is. She‚Äôs had half a dozen husbands – strike. She‚Äôs Samaritan – strike. She‚Äôs a woman – strike. What else could be so dispised? And here is Jesus talking to her and working through her to bring a city to Himself! How is it that every single thing this man does is so amazing?