Ned Brown - 05-21-2023 // Looking Down Loose Cannons; John 8:1-11
In John 8, we read the story of a woman caught in the very act of adultery. Seeking to put Jesus to the test, the pharisees bring her before Him for His verdict.
Scripture is clear, "The wages of sin is death..." (Romans 6:23). Therefore, Jesus would be fully just in condemning her to death according to the Law. However, once the crowd is dispersed, Jesus' question and comment to the woman is, "Is there no one to condemn you? Neither do I condemn you." How can this be? How can Jesus maintain the holy, just and righteous demands of the Lord, while at the same time offer the sinner mercy, grace and forgiveness.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. We pray you will be blessed and encouraged through the teaching of God's Holy Word.