Topic: Go And Sin No More [DCLM Daily Manna Saturday April 21, 2018]
Text: John 8:1-11 (KJV)
Key Verse: “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? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more” (John 8:10,11).
It is easier to assume a moral high ground and accuse others of offences, than to account for your own grievous moral failings. You enthusiastically point out “the mote that is in thine brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye”. According to Jesus, this is the height of hypocrisy.
The mob that brought the woman caught in adultery was blinded to this reality. They were only consumed by their bigoted sense of justice, and misplaced attempt to entrap the Lord Jesus Christ. They rudely interrupted His teaching and gleefully announced that they caught the woman in the very act of adultery. Their warped sense of justice was on display as they sought to prosecute the woman without also arraigning her male partner. They rehearsed the Law of Moses and rightly pointed out that the sentence was death by stoning. ‘What do you say?’ they questioned Jesus. They hoped that He would contradict the law, thereby giving them reason to also accuse Him of an offence. For a while, Jesus ignored them, and continued to draw a sketch on the sand. He eventually looked up and said with the firm authority that whoever was without sin should cast the first stone at the woman. Their conscience being convicted, they all slipped away one by one, leaving the woman alone with Jesus. He then turned and inquired about her accusers. She couldn’t of course, find any of them. Jesus delivered His verdict to her: “go and sin no more”.
Jesus is in essence saying that no matter how grievous your sins are, having encountered the Saviour, He will forgive and cleanse you if you confess and forsake them all, and ask Him for pardon. Receive Jesus as your Lord and Master, and resolve to live righteously, henceforth.
Thought For The Day: To continue in sin is to heap foolishness upon rebellion.
Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Samuel 1-4
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