Drop Your Stones

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. John 8:7

 

The prostitute caught in the act was going to be executed for her sins. To all the men this was justified by the commandments of God. So here comes Jesus, God in the flesh, surely he will lay down his wrath upon this sinner.

But instead Jesus asked us to judge ourselves, who among us is without sin? Who among us is worthy to be the judge of righteousness? None of us, for we all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.

(John 5:22) “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:”

 

Jesus, the Son of God, is the only one who can judge us. So why do we waste our time judging others? Do you believe you have the authority to judge anyone?

Instead of judging people of there sins and shortfalls we need to show them the love and mercy of Jesus. Judgment is not ours, judgment is for Jesus. If it was up to man they would have stoned the women to death and felt it was justified. But it wouldn’t have been justified becase it was the will of God.

 

(Matthew 7:1) “”Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”

 

When Jesus asked who was without sin, everyone dropped there stone. Why? Because were all guilty, were all not worthy of the book of life. But Jesus thru his blood on the cross made it possible for us to be redeemed of those sins.

With that said judgment is not ours, you want to continue judging people you will bring more judgment upon yourself.  We need to show people the love and mercy of Christ and leave the judgment to him.

(John 8:11) “She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”

 

After Jesus showed his mercy, he instructed her to sin no more. Mercy isn’t giving someone a free pass on a life of sin. It’s about changing your life from sin. When you feel and experience the love of Jesus you will change your life

If you continue to judege others, which is not your authority, they may never feel the love and mercy of Christ. Drop your stones, let judgment up to Jesus, and show people the love of Christ in Jesus name Amen

10 thoughts on “Drop Your Stones

  1. redeemedprodigal

    While you are absolutely correct that we should not use judgement as a weapon, I think that it is important to consider all that Jesus said on the Mount:

    “1. Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

    Jesus is not telling us never to judge (though, the world would have us believe that was his intent). He is telling us not to be hypocritical about judging. Consider verse 5: he is telling us how we can help our brothers and sisters to resist their own sin. But to do so, we must judge. (See also John 7:24, I Cor 6:2).

    Now, this is of course not our own judgement; rather, we discern what God considers to be right and moral, and what He considers to be wrong and sinful.

    It is not possible to make it through a single day, let alone a life, without judging. One simply could not operate, could not function, without judgement. We couldn’t tell what was right or wrong, what we should do, even that God’s Word is true, without judging.

    But if we submit to God, if surrender our own will and allow God to work through us, if all that we do is done in love, if we are both kind and charitable and forgiving in all that we say and do, if we are at least as honest with ourselves as we are with others, then we are able to judge that we might help our brothers and sisters in love and without the hypocrisy that we are warned about. We are able to be a blessing to them that we are called to be.

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