John 8:7-9

“So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.”


The story is familiar to us, although its message is no less impactful. A lady, guilty of a crime, stood before the men who, by Mosaic law, clearly should have stoned her. So why didn’t the Pharisees just enact the judgment on her? The woman was humiliated, in tears probably, ashamed of herself. Lying there in the middle of the room, with all of these men standing around, knowing her sin.


Jesus would have been perfectly justified to pick up a stone and throw it at the woman as hard as He could. That would have been lawful. Instead, He turned and looked at all of those men, looking right through their very souls. Guilty of so many wrongs, and yet standing there with a stone in their hands, ready to bring judgment on another. Does the forgiveness of Christ make her wrong a right? No. It was simply that Christ knew her heart and her circumstance and said, “I have paid your price, and by Grace I am giving you the chance to go and sin no more”.


So many of us stand around certain situations, and brothers and sisters, with stones in our hands, ready to throw them. Sometimes, we just need to drop our rocks on the ground, and make sure we are standing on the principles of God before we try to throw anything at other struggling souls. Walk uprightly and let God handle those around you.


If it weren’t for grace, where would you be? Stop throwing stones, and make sure you know where you are standing.


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He expressed His love when He was here on earth in so many different ways, till it is undisputable that He was the most loving creature that ever lived. And I think in His life here He was expressing God. And the only way that God can be expressed to the people is through love. And well did He do this when He caught one of the most vilest women that there was of His day, perhaps. They found her just guilty, and no way out, when she was found in adultery. And they drug her up before Him and said, "What do You say do for her?"

And when He turned to her and said, "I don't condemn thee. Go and sin no more." Instead of being throwing her out to the streets, to be drug out like a bunch of wolves over her to stone her and take her life, His tender, kind, loving heart stooped way down into the sin that she was in, said, "I don't condemn thee. Just go and don't sin no more."


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