Sunday, July 31, 2011
Jesus said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first." And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?"
She said, "No one, Lord."
And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more."
Greetings Bible Enthusiast!
Christians, at times, can be very severe in their treatment of non-Christians. What does the Bible teach us? How did Jesus treat sinners? At one point, in John 8:3, some scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. Do you remember how Jesus responded, when they said, "Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?" (John 8:4-5)
God Bless You!
TODAY'S DAILY NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:
Q. Last week we learned that there had been a famine in Gilgal, and that Elisha had sent his servant out to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew. The gourds were poisonous. What was done to the stew to render it unharmful?
TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
Henry Ward Beecher
A friend took her dog to the parlor for a haircut, and asked what it would cost. Being told that it would cost her $50, she was outraged.
"I only pay 30 bucks for my own haircut!"
The groomer replied, "That may be true. But then you don't bite, do you?!"
ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:
Q. What was done to the stew to render it unharmful?
A. Elisha had some flour brought and he put it into the pot.
2 Kings 4:41
So [Elisha] said, "Then bring some flour." And he put it into the pot, and said, "Serve it to the people, that they may eat." And there was nothing harmful in the pot.