John 4:27-34 Bible Study | “Hungry? Hangry?”

Now we all know that when we get hungry, we often don’t feel like ourselves. When we haven’t eaten in a while, many of us become hangry. And, if we’re honest, when we hunger physically, we often seek to feed our stomachs food that is not healthy.

In this same way, when we get spiritually hungry, we often don’t feel like ourselves. When we haven’t eaten spiritually in a while, many of us become spiritually hangry. And when we hunger spiritually, we often seek to feed our souls food that is not healthy.

We may have cravings for spiritual junk food, which may taste good in the moment, but can cause long-term spiritual health issues. It might take away the hunger pains for a little while, but later we feel empty and we crave more.

We need to crave healthy spiritual food, which brings everlasting satisfaction. We need the Lord to help us change our spiritual diet and our spiritual appetite.

In this lesson, we discuss John 4:27-34, where Jesus talks about His true, spiritual food – food that we should also crave. We should strive to do the will of Him who sent us.

And we have been sent to come, see, and tell about Jesus. Be a witness!

Translation

27 And just then, His disciples came and were astonished that He was speaking with a woman – though no one asked, “What is it that you seek?” or “Why do you speak with her?” 28 Then, she left her water jar1 and went into the city. And she says to the men: 29 Come! See a man who told me everything I ever did. This couldn’t be the Messiah, could it? 30 They went out of the city and were coming to Him.

31 In the meantime, the disciples were begging him, saying: “Rabbi, [please] eat [something].” 32 But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you don’t know [about].” 33 Then the disciples began saying to each other, “No one brought Him [something] to eat, did they?” 34 Jesus says to them, “My food is that I should do the will of Him who sent me and finish His work.” (Jn 4:27-34 AT)

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