Wednesday, November 16, 2011

John 8:8-9. Keep on writing.

Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.

What did Jesus write on the ground the second time? One suggestion is "have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent of honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty." (Ex 23:7) But perhaps in his omniscience he just kept writing down the sins and the sinful thoughts of the younger members of the mob. Perhaps he was reminding them of the Serman on the Mount where Jesus identifies lust with adultery?

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