The woman caught in adultery had no idea that being caught and brought to Jesus to be condemned would turn out so beautifully for her. She had no idea Jesus would remove the death sentence on her life….It is true, if she hadn’t committed the offense to begin with, she wouldn’t have been in such a horrific position in the first place. True. But how often have you and I found ourselves in things that were our own doing?
Yes, her accusers used this woman’s life as a pawn in efforts to slam Jesus….I’m certain the woman, as well as her accusers were in shock when it was all said and done. I can imagine the verbal blasting she received on the way to Jesus.
And when they arrived, they knew they’d backed Jesus into a corner! (Or so they believed).
I am thankful for this account….because its a beautiful reminder that Jesus is truly able to change anything….even a situation that seems like a slam dunk for the enemy. The woman’s life was changed for the better!! Who would have thought at the beginning of the situation that the woman would be set free and sent on her way, with the words go and sin no more!
Jesus, backed into a corner….never!
1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down , and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery , in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned : but what sayest thou? 6 This they said , tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7 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. 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 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? 11 She said , No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go , and sin no more.