John chapter 8
We all know the story. The scribes and the Pharisees came looking for Jesus over an adulterous woman. They were ready to kill her. Not the man who committed the act with her, just her. Once again, a woman was at fault for a deed that two had done. The story goes like this:
Joh 8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. Joh 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple,and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. Joh 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, Joh 8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery,in the very act. Joh 8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? Joh 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. Joh 8:7 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. Joh 8:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. Joh 8:9 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. Joh 8:10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? Joh 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. ~ God is good.... You see in verse 8 that when the accusers confronted Jesus, He just stooped down and began writing on the ground. He didn't let them affect His thought pattern or His heart in any way. He did what His Father in Heaven would want Him to do. Instead of calling out to their faces, each and every sin that they ever committed, He decided to bend to the ground and write instead. Jewish scholars say that He possibly could have been writing their sins upon the cursed Earth. Can you imagine? "You're a sinner if you've ever smoked, molested, drank strong drink, lied, stolen, fornicated, lied to your boss, lied to your wife, used God's name in vain, used someone's precious children to get drugs for you". By the time that He wrote whatever He wrote, (He was good for quoting The Word) everyone had left and the lady had no accusers! Verse 9 says that they were convicted in their own conscience and before something or tries to gang up on someone and kill their character and act like a bully, scaring people away from them, think of what Jesus could write on the ground about them. "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." Good thing no one did throw the stone or they would have been a total liar right? I mean......even we ALL are guilty of killing Jesus amen? Therefore no one is without sin. Murder is sin. Have a great weekend!