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Then early the next morning he went to the temple. The people came to him, and he sat down and started teaching them. The Pharisees and the teachers of the Law of Moses brought in a woman who had been caught in bed with a man who wasn't her husband. They made her stand in the middle of the crowd. Then they said, "Teacher, this woman was caught sleeping with a man who isn't her husband. The Law of Moses teaches that a woman like this should be stoned to death! What do you say?"
They asked Jesus this question, because they wanted to test him and bring some charge against him. But Jesus simply bent over and started writing on the ground with his finger. They kept on asking Jesus about the woman. Finally, he stood up and said, "If any of you have never sinned, then go ahead and throw the first stone at her!" Once again he bent over and began writing on the ground. The people left one by one, beginning with the oldest. Finally, Jesus and the woman were there alone. Jesus stood up and asked her, "Where is everyone? Isn't there anyone left to accuse you?" "No sir," the woman answered. Then Jesus told her, "I am not going to accuse you either. You may go now, but don't sin anymore."
Jesus didn’t come to condemn men and women for their sin!
This story is not really about a woman caught in the act of adultery. The story is about me and it is about you!
I stand before the world and before Jesus with my sin exposed! I, like this woman was caught in the very act of disobeying God!
The world, like the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law of Moses screams for justice and not for mercy! They wanted to see the woman stoned and they want to see me punished for my sin!
Whatever Jesus wrote on the ground, it seems those words caused the accusers to abandon their plan of retribution.
Then it was just Jesus alone with the woman. He could have lectured her about her sin and told her how bad she was. Instead, Jesus told her that He didn’t accuse her either!
Remember, Jesus is all about forgiving you, not accusing you! Jesus knew that the sin the woman had committed was shortly to be covered by His own blood as He died on the Cross!
"Thank You Jesus for letting me know that I Am the Woman, and You are my Redeemer and Savior! Praise Your Holy Name now and forever. Amen.”