What strikes me every time I read this passage is the 3 year wait between Jotham's courageous declaration of a curse against Abimilech and God's execution of judgment.
Other times in the Bible God's judgment was both swift and severe. But this time it was 3 years in the making. And I'm sure they felt like 3 very long years to Jotham as he waited and waited for God to act. Did he doubt during the long wait? Or did his faith remain steadfast? The Bible doesn't say.
How do we act when we have to wait on God's timing instead of our own? Do we doubt God, or rail against Him, foolishly thinking we know better? If we're honest, we fall into all of those categories at some point. It is so hard to simply sit and wait for God to act. Wisdom is knowing when we are to sit and wait prayerfully, and when we are to go ahead and act on faith that God will provide.
In our NT passage we see Jesus and the Samaritan women having 2 different conversations at the same time. He's talking about living water, and she's just thirsty. Eventually she figures out what He's talking about and is so drawn to Jesus that she wants everyone around her to know the same good news.
When is the last time we've been that excited and determined to share the good news with those around us?
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Judges 11-12; John 4:31-54