Sin can be pleasurable for a season, correct? However, it has been my regrettable experience that the enemy of our soul uses those enticements to distract us from living for Christ. I have found it so that sin overpromises and under-delivers every time and on time. Jesus did not condemn the woman of adultery, but He also did not condone or ignore her sin. In verse 11, He tells her to leave her life of sin. Jesus stands ready to forgive, but it always comes by confession and repentance. With God’s help we can receive Christ’s forgiveness and stop our wrongdoing. So what will you choose?
Questions for further thought:
1. When Jesus challenged the Pharisees in verse 9, why do you think the older ones departed first?
2. In relation to question #1, how do you think maturity factored in to this scenario?
In verse 11, Jesus gives the ultimate response of grace and truth. He says “Then neither do I condemn you, go and leave your life of sin.” Let us be a people that follow this example with humility and gentleness in our day to day lives!
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