05/14/19 – John 8:1-20; Psalm 110:1-7; Proverbs 15:8-10
To me the verses in John 8:2-11 contain one of the most dramatic and emotional events in Jesus’s ministry — the trap of the woman “caught in adultery.”
The very question asked is a trap: John 8: The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”
Had Jesus responded “Yes” he would have violated Roman law since only Rome could authorize an execution. If he responded “No” He would have, perhaps, turned the people against Him for violating a Law of Moses.
Thus the inspired wisdom in His response. John 8: 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.
And in the quiet of that early morning can you not hear the sound of stones hitting the ground as they are dropped one-by-one by the woman’s accusers?