Today’s Bible Verse: 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?She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. – John 8:10-11
It is not whether or not others condemn us, but whether God condemns us that counts. He who does not believe in Jesus is “condemned already” (John 3:18), but there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). The crowd dropped their stones and withdrew, seeing they were sinners themselves. But Jesus, who was without sin, let the woman go out of pure mercy.
Help us, O Lord, to remember that not to us but to you men must answer for their actions and attitudes. We are not the judges, but you are the Just Judge of all men. Our judgment fell on Christ, your justice being satisfied in his sacrifice. We pray for those who do not know you that they may turn to you before it is too late to escape your judgment.