Reflections… a Scripture verse and inspiration for daily living [3/26/19]

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.” John 8:7 (NIV)

Passage: John 8:1-11

By reading the surrounding passage, we learn that a woman’s sinful acts have been discovered.  The religious leaders brought the woman to Jesus for Him to judge and exact punishment.  However, this passage and verse should remind us that a sin is a sin; all sin separates us from God.  Whenever I find myself judging someone else… and seeking to exact my own kind of judgment and punishment, I am convicted of my own sin.  I find the grip I have on the stone is loosened and it falls from my hand.  May we be humbled as we are reminded of our own sin.  May we be encouraged to know of God’s mercy.  May we seek to extend God’s grace to others as it has been freely extended to us.  (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)

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