“Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd. “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” (John 8:1-11 NLT)
Christ was sent to be the atonement for our sins, when we accepted Him into our life He saved us from a life style that would lead us to destruction. I know I would not be here if Jesus had not rescued me from my sin.
When Jesus told the woman “sin no more,” He was telling her not to go back to the sinful life style she was living. This is a warning not just to the woman, but to us as well. Christ blood washed us clean and redeemed us. Don’t take that for granted, this past week I allowed some of my old life to creep back in and God bought me to the scripture above. He said to me “Look at all I have blessed you with! Look at where I am taking you! Don’t let your old life rise up again, you have no need for it, it will never satisfy and you know it!”
It’s not about being perfect and living a sinless life. It’s about living the life that god has laid out for you. God has bought you a long way from the person you used to be. He has bestowed upon you great gifts of grace and mercy. Don’t cast them to the side but make them like your family. Abide and dwell in the grace and mercy God has given you and move forward in you walk with Christ. We are not condemned so let us “go and sin no more.”
Much Love & God Bless
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Song to Listen to: Rest In You by Hillsong United https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZAOtljfr4M