Graceful Truth

August 4, 2019

The reason Jesus did not condemn the woman in this story is because he was about to go to the cross and be condemned Himself for this woman. Jewish law was clear…she deserved death, but Jesus declared, “Neither do I condemn you.” But, he continues on and says, “Go now and leave your life of sin.” He provided grace and truth together in perfect balance, and He is ready to provide that for you today.

Topics: Truth, Grace

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Balanced

Some people lean hard into truth at the expense of grace while other people focus on grace at the expense of truth. Jesus said we are to be “full of grace AND truth”. (John 1:14) With Jesus, grace and truth are always in perfect balance--both in His words and His life on earth. He never shared grace at the expense of truth, and He never spoke truth at the expense of grace. He was perfectly balanced, and we are to follow His example.

Bible Reference

but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them.
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst
they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.
Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?”
This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”
And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground.
But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.
Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”]]