From: David Kabanje
Date: October 18, 2021
Subject: GMU from Daniel Klein

"Neither do I condemn you"


Jesus was teaching in front of a large crowd of people in the temple. While He was teaching, a group of Pharisees brought a woman out in front of the crowd. This woman was caught in the act of adultery. Which was punishable by death under the Mosaic law (Leviticus 20:10). The Pharisees asked Jesus about what should be done with her. The Pharisees were trying to get Jesus to say something that they could use against Him. At this point, Jesus stooped down and started to write on the dust of the ground. Being asked again, Jesus stood up and said, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” (John 8:7). At that point, the Pharisees were speechless and left the temple one by one. Jesus being the last person there, said, “Woman, where are your accusers? Has no man condemned you?” She said, “No man, Lord.” And Jesus said unto her, “Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more (John 8:10,11).

What a powerful story. Now, It is pretty obvious that this woman did not live up to perfection, and most likely even after Jesus told her to go and sin no more. So why would Jesus say such a thing then? Well, this summarizes His Gospel message in one story. Jesus knows that we cannot live up to the perfect standard of not sinning, so He came to die for ALL so that we could no longer be condemned to the consequences of our sinful actions.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). We can rest on the fact that we are ALL made right and justified because of His sacrifice on the cross (Romans 5:9).

P.S. Beautiful People, God has given you a beautiful testimony. Would you be willing to share it? Your testimony has the power to change someone's narrative! Have a great day!