John 7:53-8:24

In today’s bible passage, Jesus was teaching at the temple when the Pharisees brought a woman who was caught in the act of adultery to him, they said to him Teacher, according to the law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?
This was done to distract, question and trap Jesus through his response but he just stooped down and wrote on the dust with his fingers, they kept disturbing him, demanding for an answer and finally Jesus responded by saying. “Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he continued what he was doing, by the time he looked up, they were all gone. Jesus forgave the woman and told her to sin no more.
Jesus made it clear that he is the light of the world and whoever follows him will not walk in darkness. The Pharisees were offended by the statement Jesus made while teaching in the temple, they felt it was invalid reasoning from their human understanding and they wanted to arrest him but couldn’t because it wasn’t time yet. They didn’t have a clear understanding of who Jesus was hence, they reasoned with their human understanding and did all sort in other to find fault in him.

Life Application
Ensure that you know God deeply and daily build a personal relationship with Him. Let not your sin lead you astray, always head back to Jesus when you {sin} or miss it. Don’t be like the teachers of religious law who claim to be holy and righteous, they preach about the word but know not the word. They led the adulterous woman to the saviour but they themselves were not saved. They couldn’t discern who Christ was because their spiritual life was inactive even though they claim to be Christians as most people do.

Don’t be judgmental about your man of God and people around you, Let Christ be the judge. Jesus is the light of the world, walk in his presence, follow his leading and you will never miss it in life.

Personal declaration
I will not be hypocritical and judgmental in my walk with Christ. I will not be found wanting in my calling In Jesus name. Amen

Reading – John 7:53-8:24

[The earliest manuscripts and many other ancient witnesses do not have John 7:53—8:11. A few manuscripts include these verses, wholly or in part, after John 7:36, John 21:25, Luke 21:38 or Luke 24:53.]

53 Then they all went home, but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

11 “No one, sir,” she said.

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

Dispute Over Jesus’ Testimony

12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

13 The Pharisees challenged him, “Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.”

14 Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going. 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. 16 But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true. 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me.”

19 Then they asked him, “Where is your father?”

“You do not know me or my Father,” Jesus replied. “If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20 He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come.

Dispute Over Who Jesus Is

21 Once more Jesus said to them, “I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come.”

22 This made the Jews ask, “Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, ‘Where I go, you cannot come’?”

23 But he continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”