A moment with Jesus
John 8:9b-11. “And Jesus was left alone, and the woman
standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none
but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers?
hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto
her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”
Kneel at His feet and confess your sins
Let’s at least give her accusers credit for the fact that when they
saw themselves as they really were, (perhaps the most painful realization
of all), they stopped calling for the death of this woman. I want you
to know that one of the hardest things you can face is yourself as you
However, when you see yourself as being sinful, then you can do something
about it. Paul would have went to Hell had he not been brought face
to face with himself on the road to Damascus – (Acts 9). When we are
convicted of our sins, and then is the time to come to Jesus.
Jesus Faced Her: Only Jesus could have cleared the
Temple after that fashion, and when the last rock had fallen to the
Temple floor, Jesus stood up and faced this sinful woman. As He stood
before her, He was the only One the world has ever known Who was qualified
to take up the first stone, as well as all the rest of the stones, and
stone her to death.
she faced Jesus, she was facing the ultimate judge. She had reached
a place in her life where it was just her and Jesus. It always comes
down to that. Eventually, somewhere, someday you are going to have to
face Jesus. Eventually, somewhere, someday you are going to have to
bow to Jesus.
I am sure that He has given you opportunities in this life to come to
Him. What have you done with them? You will either receive Jesus at
one of life’s encounters, or you will face Him on judgment day. Which
would you rather it be? In the end, it always comes down to just you
and Jesus. And, what you do with Him will determine where and how you
You can walk away, as her accusers did, or can come
and kneel at His feet, confessing your sins, and Him as Lord, and go
home rejoicing. James Thornton
Additional scriptures for further study: Proverbs 11:21; Matthew 25:31-46;
Mark 1:15; John 3:16-20, 5:24, 12:47-48; ; Acts 2:38, 17:31; Romans
6:23; Philippians 2:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Hebrews 9:27, 1 Peter
4:17; Revelation 20:11-15.