Saturday, November 19, 2011

John 8: 9b-11. A temporary reprieve?

Only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

It should not be taken to believe that Jesus will never condemn us. On this visit to Planet Earth, Jesus' purpose was to provide the means by which we could we could go uncondemned (his death and resurrection) and to tell the world the good news. But when he comes again it will be for judgement. He told us that all fall short of the glory of God and that the wages of sin is death. No wonder he told the woman, “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

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