KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:9 KJV” And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.”
Light will forever win over darkness, and truth will always win over lies, error and wickedness. These Pharisees and scribes were calling for the death of the poor woman yet i believe the Lord had a better plan for both persons. I believe as much as Jesus loved the woman and wanted to save her, he also loved the Pharisees who were all swallowed up by error. Jesus spoke the truth to them because He loved them too.
Hatred against any kind of humans on any front is a tool of the evil one.
1Jn 3:14 KJV ” We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.”
Love for all should always be our motivation for dealing with everyone, whether they are kind to us or unkind to us.
When the Lord asked those accusers of the woman that “…he that is without sin, let him first cast the first stone at her”, he opened up their consciences to themselves.
Evil actions are getting into a partnership with the devil to do something.
Such persons cause destruction to others, yet they set themselves up for destruction as well.
Sin is simply the fruit of the union between a man and a devil.
Sins are not just actions but repulsive and filthy acts that also challenge the very throne of God. It is the aim of the devil and his messengers to defile mankind and make them objects of God’s wrath. He blindfolds men to this truth so he could deceive and destroy them.
The Lord’s answer was not only intended to keep them from harming the woman, but to save their souls from destruction.
May we always learn from the master by first loving all persons and then telling them the truth about their situations. We should never be terrified by the faces of men.
We have to look beyond their faces and see the power of evil that has taken over their faculties to finally destroy them.
Speak that truth in a manner to them that would arouse their clear conscience but not to provoke their ego to rebel. It is an action motivated by love that can achieve that response. We have to relate to our spouses in this manner. Whenever you are dealing with your children, let love lead. Do you remember when the Lord cautioned parents not to provoke their children? (Eph 6:4) Love is the foundation for a truthful and fruitful relationship.
I am a child of God, filled with the love of God. I hate no man, even those who are offensive, for they are living according to their senses, yet I am ruled by the word. My words are also seasoned with salt, and they draw right responses from my hearers.
THOUGHT: LOVE WILL NOT BREAK THE INDIVIDUAL, BUT WILL SURELY BREAK THE EVIL IN THEM
Colossians 4:6 KJV “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”
Eph 4:15 KJV” But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:”