BY HIS GRACE

DAY 45

And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”

John 8:7-11

FILMORE B:
This is just such an amazing passage. What's God been revealing to you?

MARCUS K:
He’s been reminding me of God's grace through Jesus, and of how I can see myself through both the woman and the religious leaders. The mistakes they made are my mistakes, too. But Jesus uses mercy to completely change all of their perspective — just as He does my perspective.

FILMORE B:
Wow! So good man, I love that. We are both, at once: guilty of judgment and guilty of immorality. 

 

I love that this woman represents all of us. And I mean, she didn't get what she "deserved." The wages of sin is death. Under the law she deserves to die. This is such a clear picture of salvation. Jesus doesn't come to condemn us but to save us. He doesn't come bring "death", what our wages deserve, but life. This is grace. Jesus saves by sheer grace alone.

 "Where are your accusers?” He asks her. Jesus, the perfect, holy one — He's the only one with the "right" to accuse us and He doesn't. He, instead, forgives her. I also love that He doesn't condemn her for her sin, but neither does he condone. This is grace & truth on display.