Love Lesson
Love Lesson 20: by turtle

John 8:1-11 KJV
1  Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2  And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
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  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.

This is one of my favorite passages in scripture. Simple one. A women caught in adultery. She is caught in sin. The Pharisees bring her to Jesus so that they
may trap Him. Christ question is simple. He who is without sin cast the first stone. How fast we are to cast the first stone.  To point our fingers at people. But
simply put we can not for we to have sin in our own life. For all have sinned the bible says in Romans 3:23.

None of us are perfect. Christ makes this illustration about the Pharisees instead of the woman. This must of not only got their attention but humiliated them
also. Where did all the woman’s accusers go. They left. Christ then says neither do I condemn you. Christ told her neither do I condemn you go and sin
no more. Christ makes it clear to the woman though she had sinned she should not do it anymore. He did not say it is okay go about what you were doing.
To sin no more is to say change. Do not do those things that you know are wrong. Repent (turning away from sin) is what is Christ is requiring. He still
requires us to turn from sin. To go and sin no more when we recognize what we are doing is wrong.

Christ loves us and died for our sin. Yet often times we keep right on sinning. We to learn to turn from our sin to repent and ask for forgiveness. We need not
to point at other people’s faults because we are all guilty of something. Christ makes this clear.