I really enjoyed Christ’s discourse with the Pharisees in John chapter 8. It is really amazing to see the real interest Jesus had in these people. He seemed so engaged in the discussion and tried to explain the Gospel to them in details. But sadly, these people had their hearts severely calloused that they couldn’t perceive the truth in any of His sayings.
He taught very important lessons with the case of the adulteress. No one is righteous enough to condemn or judge. We’ve all obtained mercy by grace. But forgiveness also goes with a caution, “Go and sin no more”. Something very similar to what was told the impotent man at the pool of Bethesda whom He healed. He[Jesus] told the man; “… Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee“.
Jesus categorically opposed the pride and vain glory of the Jews. They claimed to be “Abraham’s sons” but didn’t do any of his works. Those who claim the privileges of Abraham, must do Abraham’s works; must be strangers and sojourners in this world; keep up the worship of God in their families, and always walk before God. We are NOT of this world. You must always remember that. The words of an old song I know comes to mind. It goes like this: “This world is not my own, but I’m just passing through”.
If you haven’t joined in on the “#65me challenge”, please don’t wait any longer. Be a part of those privileged people to whom the Master has decided to reveal Himself more unto.
God bless you !!
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