April 18
He Who Is Without Sin
So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, 'He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.' John 8:7
Read John Chapter 8:1-20
How piercing these words must have been. Imagine that you were the accuser, and you heard these words. How would you react? We know that they were convicted by their conscience. (vs. 9b) One by one they shamefully left the presence of Jesus. We too hold up stones, ready to cast them at those who are sinners. We forget that God's Word says, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Rom. 3:23) If it weren't for God's grace, we would all be like the Pharisees and scribes, lost in a religion that tries to live by rules and regulations. Jesus did not give the woman permission to continue in sin. He simply told her to go and sin no more, forgiving her, but not condoning her behavior. It is so much better when Jesus is left to judge a matter, because when He does, it's always righteous judgment. He provides a way for the sinner to get right with Him and move on in their relationship with Him. On the other hand, Satan loves to take people down, making no provisions for their future.

Prayer: Father, thank You for righteous judgment.

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