Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The Scribes and Pharisees brought this woman to Jesus.
Just imagine how this woman felt when brought before Jesus.
I’m sure she felt complete and utter shame.
Terrified because the crowd brought her to Jesus for judgment.
Her life was in his hands!
And Jesus does something that the Scribes and Pharisees could have never predicted.
Instead pointing the finger of judgment at the woman, He turns the tables on them and says to them,
“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
He is reminding them, that we should never pass judgment on one another.
God is to judge, not us.
The Scriptures tell us that after His words, “they went away one by one, beginning with the elders.”
They knew what He was saying was true.
Jesus was left alone there with this woman.
"Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
“Has no one condemned you?”
She says, “No one”
Then He says to her, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on sin no more.”
How did she feel?
A great act of charity given to her, forgiveness.