John 8:1-11 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 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.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
In this text, a woman was caught in the very act of adultery and brought to Jesus.
The crowd of religious leaders who brought her expected Jesus to pronounce judgement as to the law of Moses requires it , but instead Jesus writes on the ground, lifts up his head and says "the one who is without sin, throw the first stone". One by one the condemning crowd leaves.
Having been left alone with Jesus, Jesus says to the woman "neither do I condemn you, Go and sin no more.
In saying "go and sin no more" Jesus was not telling the woman that her life would not be one of sinless perfection, but he was warning her not to return to a willful lifestyle of sinful choices.
In other words, get off the path of rebellion against God, and begin to walk the path of obedience to what He says.
In what Jesus did and said to this woman, proves that He did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it. He came to offer forgiveness to "sinners" like that woman, you and I.
When we encounter the transforming power of Christ, there should be a change in our lives. A turning away from a willful desire to disobey God to a willful desire of obedience to God.
When we meet Jesus, grace changes things. Apostle Paul asked the question in Romans 6:1-Shall we go on sinning so grace may increase? He turns around and give us the answer in vs#2-By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
When we are "born again", the power of the Holy Spirit breaks the power that sin once had over us. We, who were once those that lived to please the flesh, now lives to please the Spirit of God.
Go and sin no more! This should be the desire of every blood washed believer. It is the Lord's desire that we daily strive for holiness, for He is Holy.
In this flesh, we will still sin, but sin no longer is a lifestyle choice for us who live by the Spirit of God.
There is a difference between ignorance and stupid. Ignorance is when you do something because you do not know better. Stupid is when you know it is wrong and says to yourself "I know it is wrong and I am gonna do it anyway".
As of today, you can not use the excuse of ignorance or stupid because you now know the truth.
God has brought us out of darkness into His marvelous light. Let us be children of the the "Light" who is Christ Jesus.
You who are living in willful sin, Jesus says to you "Go, and sin no more" for your sins have been forgiven.
If you have been forgiven of your sins today by Christ do not waste the opportunity to live whole and forgiven in Christ. Continue on in Him by faith and obedience and sin no more!
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for our God is a " Gracious and Merciful God".
Great is thy faithfulness Lord unto us!
I love you all.