Do you remember the women who was caught in the act of committing adultery? (John 8:4 “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act)
And the Scribes and Pharisees cruelly dragged the woman to Jesus, with the intention to test & trap Jesus over what would Jesus do? Punish her or free her? If Jesus punished her, then where is His Grace? If Jesus freed her, then He would break the prevailing Moses’ Law.
And the amazing words of Jesus in (Joh 8: 7): “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”
Joh 8:9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
Joh 8:10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
Joh 8:11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
Jesus gave her the gift of No Condemnation, to empower her to sin no more; while the Church normally has it backward, by telling people not to sin first, then only we will not condemn you.
We are all excited to hear this story which demonstrated Jesus’ amazing Grace, are we not? But to be honest in our hearts there is anger towards the Scribes and Pharisees, because of their hypocrisy. If this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery, then why only the woman was brought?, WHERE is THE MAN? (As I understands it, adultery takes at least two people?) Maybe one of those Pharisees was involved? (my logical conclusion).
I was happy when I meditated on this amazing answers of Jesus, He did not justify or condone the woman’s action of adultery. by literally saying “pls go ahead & throw stones” This woman deserves punishment in accordance to Moses Law (stoned to death). But, remember! “only those who is without sin can throw!” And no one in this world is without sin, Except Jesus. So only Jesus who COULD throw stones, BUT Jesus DID NOT . While they all wanted to, BUT they COULD NOT.
However, I heard Jesus spoke in my heart, “Son, I do not like this story like you do”. Surprised, I asked, “Why Lord? You had freed this poor woman gracefully and in a spectacular way”. Back Jesus spoke: “Only this woman was saved, BUT I wanted all of them saved, yet I did not get.”
Then, I realized, this woman answered in (John 8:11): “No one, LORD” (Act 2:21 AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS THAT WHOEVER CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED) And ONLY this woman called on the name “LORD”, and thus only this women was saved. And yet Jesus’ heart is full of GRACE & Longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (2Pet 3:9). Not just the woman.