John 8:11

She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”]] (ESV)

  1. Jesus is not dismissing her sin. The act of adultery is a serious act. It is a breaking of a marriage covenant before God. But rather Jesus is drawing her to repentance the same way that he draws us to repentance through his goodness and kindness. And in his words, ‘go and sin no more’ is calling her to a life of holiness.

    This women’s sin did not go unpunished. This women’s sin did not go unjudged. It was judged and punished the same way all sin was punished—at the cross where Jesus himself took the punishment for our sins.

    1 Peter 2:24 says, “He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

    And this woman will once again stand before Christ in a place of judgement. And she will judged by if the kindness of God did indeed lead her to repentance. She will be judge by if she did place her trust in Jesus Christ as the only one who can forgive her sins and give her salvation.

    Jesus came to establish salvation not based on the works of man but on the grace of God.

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