The Adulterous Woman

When the self-righteous religious leaders caught a woman having sex outside of marriage, they dragged her to Jesus and demanded her death. Jesus replied with the now infamous line, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her” Convicted, all the accusers left, leaving this cheating woman alone with Jesus. The problem? Jesus, the Son of God, was without sin and there were plenty of stones lying around for him to pick up. So, what did Jesus do? Jesus looked her in the eye and said, “Neither do I condemn you.”
That’s the heart of Jesus towards you, too. Although you are guilty as sin, his desire is not to condemn you, but forgive you. He has forgiven you, cleansing you of your filth in the water of your baptism and dropping the charges against you through his death on the cross. Because of Jesus’ grace, God does not condemn you!