She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
Today’s Word –
We live in a world were a large number of individuals have become very conscious in searching out other people’s sins or misdeeds with the aim of exterminating or condeming such individuals. In the book of John 8, from verse 1 to 12, we saw a practical example of how a woman was about to be lynched to death by a mob, if not for the intervention of Jesus Christ.
Do we have such scenarios playout today? Yes of course, and they are actually on the increase. In recent times, we have seen people accused of various crimes, brutally killed by their accusers without any opportunity given to the accused to experience the light of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ speaking to the woman accused of adultery, made it clear that He had no intentions of condeming her, but revealed Himself to her and all who cared to listen, that they may experience the light of life.
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
THINGS TO NOTE:
1. God is not interested in the death of the wicked, hence we should not be, rather He takes pleasure when they turn from their wicked ways. This should be our focus and assignment (Ezekiel 18:23).
2. The devil wants the soul of the wicked destroyed, that he may populate hell, hence we must never allow ourselves to be used as tools to fast track the devils plan. We must act as Ambassadors of Christ, leading lost souls to Jesus Christ.
1. Do Not condemn a lost soul, but become a part of the restoration process, that he or she may partake and enjoy the redemption power of Jesus Christ.
2. Do Not offend God by engaging in acts that lead to the destruction of the wicked, because every soul is important to God.