Day 81: Condemn

Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. 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.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more”” John 8:2-11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬.

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The differentiating factor between man and Christ is made completely visible in this portion of scripture. It speaks of how we are quick to condemn others because of their sins which are public whereas we are condemned by the sins that we do daily away from the eyes of man. The truth is that even though man might not see, God sees it and it is better to be condemned by man rather than let our own sins condemn us because we can still receive mercy from God. It is in our nature to naturally want to punish those who have done wrong, which leads us to even forget all the wrong that we have done until we are actually confronted with it face to face. Until that mirror is put before us, which forces us to do self introspection, we will continuously judge and condemn others who are in need of mercy and grace.

Prayer:

Speak to God about your life.

~365dbc~

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