How is it that often we judge others for their sins when we ourselves sin? Let us learn from our Lord and Savior. As Jesus was teaching in the temple He was confronted by scribes and Pharisees. They brought Him forth a woman that had committed adultery, and they wanted to stone her to death according to the law. Listen to what He said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” After the people thought over what Jesus said, they left the woman in peace. They were “convicted by their conscience”. Even Jesus has not come to condemn us of sin but to free us from bondage. The woman, who was once under the chains of sin called Jesus Lord and believed. This is what Jesus desires. All those that believe that Jesus is Lord are forgiven. Jesus said to the woman, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” How amazing is His love. There is hope that lasts in Jesus. We are free at last through His mercy. Broken hearts are heeled. Lives are changed because of His kindness. Jesus’s love has no bounds.
There have been times that I have convinced myself of being a bad person. I thought this for many years. To stay influenced by sin is to be grieved to the inner soul. Once I gave my life over to the Lord, I was changed. I was born again in His Spirit. Jesus saved me from death. I was no longer dead to life but alive in Jesus. All of my sins were washed away by His blood. I was forgiven. I was given a second chance on life to live for Jesus. Even though sin is at the door, each day, I have strength to overcome it. If I fall under sin, I come to Jesus with brokenness and am forgiven. We ought to repent often of our sins. The gift of repentance is for the believer and unbeliever. If we truly believe in Jesus we will walk in His light. To love God means to “not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” We are to be a light to all the lost in the world. We are to live differently than the unbelievers. Let us live a vibrant faith in the Lord Jesus. Sing Hallelujah to His Name. Shout His Name to the world for Jesus Saves.
2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them.
3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst,
4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?”
6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.
7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”
8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Artist: Jeremy Camp
Album: We Cry Out: The Worship Project (Deluxe Edition) (2010)
Song: Jesus Saves