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Roger A. Duffy, Pen & Ink
John 8: 9-11
At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
"No one, sir" she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared.
"Go now and leave your life of sin."
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Go And Sin No More
This is not about nationality, race or even gender. It is about sin and each and everyone has to come to gripes with what and how Jesus Christ handles it. First look at the crowd each and everyone of us at one time or another took this same stance. With stones in hand, we looked at someone else’s sins as if they were greater than our own, it is only too easy to point the finger and demand justice. Jesus started to write on the ground in silence, who knows if he made a list of everyone of those people and for that matter us and next to it listed the date and times, he showed us mercies upon mercy. The poor woman knowing her guilt only had one expectation, until Jesus said “Where are your accusers?” Not one of them did not deserve the same punishment they wanted for this person and they knew it and dropped their stones and went home. Only if they would have stayed and heard their LORD say what He said to this woman, “Go and abandon your life style of sin.” We only think, how can she accomplish such a task and for that matter who can accomplish such a task? We do not put the emphases on who is speaking. This is Jesus Christ the one who speaks and there would be light in the beginning. The one who speaks and the dead come to life.
Through the blood of the Lamb the words were spoken “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do”. This same Jesus Christ spoke and when every last sin was paid for in full, He cried out “It is finished” and the heavens grew dark and the ground started to shake. This is the man and the GOD who spoke into each life and is call you to Him just as you are, because He loves you and even loves you enough to not keep you the same.
You can not change your life style of sin no more than I, but when GOD speaks to your heart to grow closer to Him. You will have to leave that life style and draw closer to Him and He will grow closer to you. It is Jesus Christ that changes us as we yield to His Lordship and the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.” It is not by might, nor by power, but by the My Spirit,” said the LORD. When GOD looks at you, He does not look to the outside as we do, but looks at the inside and knows what He has created you to do. Do not be afraid of being in the Potters Hands, you will become more like Him.