1 And at dawn he came again to the temple,
2 and all the people were coming unto him, and having sat down, he was teaching them;
3 and the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman having been taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst,
4 they say to him, `Teacher, this woman was taken in the very crime — committing adultery,
5 and in the law, Moses did command us that such be stoned; thou, therefore, what dost thou say?
I think this story is interesting for several reasons.
1: Jesus is teaching there are people all around, when the religious leaders push through the crowd with a woman they say was caught in adultery.
2: Then they try to explain the law to Him, Moses said she should be stoned to death, what do You say? Well that’s not quite what the law says Leviticus 20:10 YTL10 `And a man who committed adultery with a man’s wife — who committed adultery with the wife of his neighbor — the adulterer and the adulteress are surely put to death.
You see the law said that they both should be stoned, so my question is where was the man?
You see you can’t have it your way, it is Gods way only and don’t challenge the guy who wrote the law with what He wrote you will loose every time.
3: I love how Jesus handled it, He started righting in the sand we don’t know what He wrote.
I think He was righting their sins in the sand and they all left, then He did the sweetest thing.
He turned to the woman and said I do not condemn you go and SIN no more.
That’s what He is telling you today neither do I condemn you go and sin no more.
It matters not what you have done, it only matters that you come to Him and then go and sin no more.
Pastors Bill & Joy