Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, ‘Go get your husband…’

‘I don’t have a husband,’ she answered.

‘True. You’ve had five though and you’re living with a man now.’

The woman stood there dumbfounded. Here she had just tried to loophole the Messiah and He called her out on it.

We might think “what in the world? Why would she think she could trick Jesus?”

But haven’t you tried that before?

I have. I’ve tried to justify sin. I’ve tried to find a way to make it okay in my mind. I’ve tried to twist the Word to meet my needs.

But no one is capable of deceiving Jesus. Loopholing doesn’t help us along. It is a lie that will only slow us down. We need to deal with the reality of our situations. We need to call sin, sin and get out of it.

John 4:16-18