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  • Jesus, standing up, saw her and said, 'Woman, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?' She said, 'No one, Lord.' Jesus said, 'Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more.' John 8:10 WEB

    One day while Jesus was teaching in the temple, the religious leaders dragged in a woman who had been caught in the very act of adultery, and they stood her in front of the crowd and asked Jesus to accuse her. The man that she had been caught with, was oddly missing. They asked Jesus what they should do to her, and reminded Him that the law said that they should stone her.

    The religious leaders knew that Jesus was gentle, loving, graceful, merciful, and they wanted to trap Him in His words so that they could accuse Him of breaking the law. Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground, and then He said: 'Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.' Then they all left, from the oldest to the youngest, until Jesus and the woman were alone.

    Basically, everyone there was guilty of sin, and this whole show would just be one sinner stoning another sinner. John said that if we claim that we have no sin, that we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us (1 John 1:8). Jesus did not condemn her for her past, but instead He told her to go and sin no more.

    People will look down on you. The Lord Jesus does not. If you have a checkered past, just keep it in the past. Start today fresh, forgiven, and from this day forth, walk with Jesus. Don't point fingers at others, and remember that those that look down their nose at you, are no better than you. Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Without His grace, we are all lost.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your grace and mercy. I pray that You fulfill Your will in my life and lead me into all that You have for me. Open the doors that I should go through, and close the doors that I should stay out of, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Our weekly RHM Live church service will be happening this morning at 10am EST. Join us for a time of worship, interactive prayer, and fellowship, as well as an encouraging message. To participate in the chatroom you need to have a site account, but if not, you can still watch the video of the study. Service starts at 10am EST, but all are encouraged to show up 15 minutes early for fellowship, and to make sure the stream is working for you before we start. Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Open the doors that I should go through, and close the doors that I should stay out of, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

Amen!

Mar 31
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! Thank you Lord for your truly amazing Grace !

Mar 31
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father, I am so glad to know You forgive our past!

Mar 31
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father let your will be done in my life

Mar 31
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Heavenly Father guide us through the right path.We love and worship you. Amen 

Mar 31
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Wow--this is the fisrt time I've seen anyone address the missing man--that woman's partner! I always wondered what became of him.After all, it takes two...

Mar 31
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for Your forgiveness, that Your grace be upon me and lead me through the path You want me to follow and Your will be done in my life. I love and worship You, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this magnificent devotional, God bless you. 

Mar 31
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I only remember my past with Christ bringing me to where I am now.  I am so grateful for His forgiveness and love.  My past was not a nice one. He saved my life many times but finally my  soul.  Praise His precious name. Thank you Jesus.  Amen

 

Mar 31
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me dear God to get my point across to my Grandhildren with love. Make them receptive. Open doors.  Help me God please. Amen

Mar 31
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Mar 31
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Forgetting those things behind me, I press onward...

Mar 31
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 31
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen

Mar 31
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!!

Mar 31
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

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