Two women caught in between the sheets of men that were not their husband. The Lord condemned neither one. One He told He did not condemn her and to go, and sin no more. To the other woman, He identified Himself as the Messiah.
One woman thrusted upon Him to ensnare Him – the other unassuming woman, He approached. It’s just like us to quickly accuse others of some deplorable sin? As Christians we are quick to accuse – that our own sin may not be as evident.
Jesus in His own mercy – seeks out the weak – the foolish things of this world to shame the wise.
Christians have done some atrocious acts in the name of God – to this day.
And God is still seeking the weak – to shame the wise.
Consider this… Which sin carries more weight? Is there any sin that God cannot forgive? If when Jesus walked this earth did not condemn a woman caught in the act of sexual immorality – why would He start now?
If Jesus, being the Son of God, did not find it above Himself to interact with a Samaritan woman, why do Christians find it difficult to interact with unbelievers that do not believe as we do.
The church is consumed with shaming the world for its sin. But all this things, evil and disturbing things – happening now, today are part of those growing pains (Mat. 24:8) spoken of in Scripture. What we should be concerned with are the false prophets that have taken over the church. Yet, those that speak out against these false prophets are quickly discounted as this or that. So we can’t concerned ourselves with that either – because the Lord has it and everything – under His control. The world is the world and it is what it is – lost. Deception it thrives – in the church.
So of the two women with powerful testimonies to the nature of God – which could have been more grateful?
I Corinthians 5
“I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people.
10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.
11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.
12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside?
13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.”
Seems, everyone that believes in God the Father – knows Him intimately. But does anyone truly know God? Does anyone truly seek after Him? Will He find any faithful followers when He returns?
“We were given the Scriptures to humble us into realizing that God is right, and the rest of us are just guessing.”
― Rich Mullins
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