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Sin No More???

They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger.  They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.
When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman.  Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”
“No, Lord,” she said.

And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
John 8:6-11 New Living Translation (NLT)

"Go and sin no more."  That's a pretty tough command, isn't it?  Maybe that's why we try to be so self-righteous.  It may also be why we try to pass judgment on others and hold tight to forgiveness as if we are in charge of who gets a pass.  NOT.  It's not our call.  We are called to bear fruit:  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Jesus did not only tell her to "Go and sin no more."  He bled and died on a cross to cover her sin and those He knew she would commit in the future.  He would forgive her again and again as she confessed her sin, ask for His help to change, and believe in who He is.  He did this for everyone.  May we all be cleansed by His power!


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