Teacher, they said, This woman has been caught in the very act of adultery. Now Moses in the Law commanded us that such [women–offenders] shall be stoned to death. But what do You say [to do with her–what is Your sentence]? [Deut. 22:22-24.] This they said to try (test) Him, hoping they might find a charge on which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger. However, when they persisted with their question, He raised Himself up and said, Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her. Then He bent down and went on writing on the ground with His finger. They listened to Him, and then they began going out, conscience-stricken, one by one, from the oldest down to the last one of them, till Jesus was left alone, with the woman standing there before Him in the center of the court. When Jesus raised Himself up, He said to her, Woman, where are your accusers? Has no man condemned you? She answered, No one, Lord! And Jesus said, I do not condemn you either. Go on your way and from now on sin no more. John 8: 4-11. Jesus shamed this woman’s accusers to leave one by one. He was the only one left. All her accusers were gone. Jesus would not condemn her. He had compassion for her. He had one admonition for her. “Go and sin no more.” If it wasn’t possible for her to obey Jesus why would He tell her that. With the help of the Holy Spirit it is possible to live a holy life. When Jesus ascended into heaven he told the disciples that he would send the Comforter to help them. The Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost . With the help of the Holy Spirit we can obey the commands of a holy God.
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