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Sin no more

July 12, 2011

Go and sin no more

“Let He Who Is Without Sin…”

by Wayne Blank

The “let he who is without sin, cast the first stone” incident is one of the most well-known lessons of the Bible. A woman, who had been caught in the act of adultery was brought to Jesus Christ by the scribes (see Lawyers) and Pharisees (see Who Were The Pharisees?) as a test to see if the Messiah was a liberal in matters of the Law of God. In response to their deceitful query, He didn’t condemn the woman, not because He was a liberal, not because He condoned her sin, but because the men who brought the woman to Him were Hypocrites. He was the only person there that day who was free of sin, the only one who had the right to “cast the first stone.” He didn’t stone her (or her accusers), but instead forgave her and told her to “sin no more.” Otherwise, the day is coming when she, if she didn’t thereafter repent, won’t be stoned, but will be burned – along with the hypocrites who brought her to Him that day, if they didn’t thereafter repent of their sin:
“Blessed are they that do His Commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” (Revelation 22:14-15 KJV)
The Woman, the Scribes and the Pharisees Were All Caught In The Act

It seems, perhaps, that Jesus Christ wasn’t the only one who was “set up” that day. While they used the woman caught in adultery as the means to try to entrap Him through His answer, the woman herself may have been partly entrapped – the man that she was “taken in adultery, in the very act” with (by definition, if she was “caught in the act,” the man had to have been caught too) was not brought to Him with her. Whoever he was, he was just as guilty and just as subject to “the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death” (Leviticus 20:10 KJV) that the scribes and Pharisees quoted in condemning the woman. Letting him go was more hypocrisy on the part of the themselves-adulterous scribes and Pharisees.

“And early in the morning He came again into the Temple [see “My Father’s House”], and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down, and taught them.” [see Rabbi]
“And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto Him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the Law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest Thou?”

“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. 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. And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground.”

“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.”

“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 8:2-11 KJV)

Your sins are forgiven. Go and sin no more.

God will always give you a way out. You need to make that choice.

You need to accept that conviction and say no to sin.

You need to take the straight and narrow path every time you
are confronted with sin you must say no. Do the right thing.

In order to do this you must stay busy for God. Stay busy in the church, in the Word, in doing good. Keep the mind busy because an idle mind is the devils playground.

Repent from your wicked ways.

Mr. Webster – websters dictionary tells us that repent means the following.

1 : to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one’s life
2 a : to feel regret or contrition
b : to change one’s mind
transitive verb
1 : to cause to feel regret or contrition
2 : to feel sorrow, or regret.

We must repent. We must make the right choice. We must do the right thing. We must live for Christ. We are soldiers who must follow our leader and we are ambassadors of Christ wherever we go, we must wave that blood stain banner and represent. We must share the gospel and live the gospel of truth.

The time is always right to do what is right.

Now go and sin no more.

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