3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 6…Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 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. 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. 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? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more (John 8).
What do you recon He wrote on the ground? The only place in the Bible when something is written on the ground is Jeremiah 17:13: “They that depart from me shall be written in the earth.” I wonder whether Jesus was writing their sins.
There are people who feel condemned. God did not come to condemn us, but to save. Condemnation comes from your guilty conscience. People try to stop sinning, but they never repented yet. Repentance mean to turn around.
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Penn Laird, Virginia
Sabbath, December 6, 2008