Good morning, This chapter relates to judgment and when we reflect on ourselves how we responded to people’s actions we can find a better response by studying Christ love for the woman in this story as we as looking at the thoughts religious spirits reflect concerning the woman’s mistake. Th key is understanding sin is a mistake. God forgives us daily for mistakes we make. We are known to create sin of commission and omissions without knowledge yet we condemn not looking at our brothers and sisters as Christ. However look how Jesus handles this situation with this woman an the religious mindset.
Sin is missing the mark. Everyone misses the mark, because we’re remembering who we truly are. There is grace in this case and because we are human and God we must unify ourselves to look at people through the love Christ teaches in this chapter. The other thing that stands out is exposing a mindset of thoughts that are not conducive to Christ thinking.
Thoughts that cause discord and disease within the inner most part of our being as well as our outer lives. Thoughts that I hinder the progress of our spiritual growth as well the healings that God gives us the ability to actively take part in.
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 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.
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.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
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.
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
This is a I eye opener because most people judge by what they see happening. We do not judge by the heart of the person. Looking beyond my faults and seeing my need is what we need to focus on.
16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
People are in pain and hurting. Some of us don’t want to give up what we feel about the past, but if we do not release people and recognize we have sinned or made mistakes daily who are we as Christians to hold a charge?
Sin and mistakes are a mindsets of habits from dysfunctional thinking. They also documented our need to change due to the fact the same results are being produced in situations we deal with.
Jesus asked us to pray the Lords pray to recognize debts with others and cancel them.
Blessings as you release what you’ve thought about it, the it’s we deal with begrudgingly.
Accepting Gods moved on and forgave it. Don’t be left in the past or stuck non-progressive because of thoughts , or even pride saying your right and their wrong. To day is a new day!
Kim M. Warner