Wednesday, December 13, 2017

March 11: Stopping the Stone-Caster

March 11_stoneA“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.” (John 8:7)

We are so keen to others faults but oblivious to our own most times. Judging others seems to be a favorite pastime for many of us while we neglect the more needful thing of judging our own motives and actions against the Word of God.

Jesus knew that this woman was guilty, there was no doubt. Yet, her accusers were also guilty … maybe not of the same sin, but of other sinful acts and motives. He alone had the power to judge the intents of her accusers’ hearts, and He alone had the power to free her from the sentence of death dictated by the law.

We all deserve death, yet Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, stills the voice of our accuser and has freed us from our death sentence. The wounds He bore, the bruises He received, the chastisement He endured, the price He paid, the blood He shed, and the death He died have washed away our sin and set us free from the sentence of death of which we are so very deserving. What can wash away our sin? Nothing … but the blood of Jesus.

Dear Lord, nothing but the blood of Jesus can cleanse me and make me  whole … nothing but the blood of Jesus can purify my heart. Oh, how precious is the flow that makes me white as snow. No other fount I know … nothing but the blood of Jesus. I thank you for the cleansing, saving, healing, delivering blood … the blood that was shed on Calvary … for me. Amen.

“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven”  (Luke 6:37)

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