Monday, 20 December 2010

CASTING STONES

John 8:7
"If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."


Galatians l6:4-5
 Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load.

Did you ever have anyone point out your sin (something you did wrong, or did not want others to know about) by sharing it with others?

Exposing another individual’s sin publicly is not acting in line with what the Bible teaches. In the scripture, after Jesus said “let him be the first to throw a stone at her," He then began to write in the sand. Although we do not know what He wrote, some believe that he was revealing the sins of her accusers. The passage says they began to leave one at a time until only Jesus was left with her. He then said, “I do not condemn you either. Go on your way and from now on sin no more.” Not pointing fingers at her, but pointing to a new beginning Jesus says, “Go on your way.” It's “your way”; and your way is between you and God. When we stand before Him on judgment day that’s the way it will be. Work out your own salvation with Him. Pray that God will give you the self control to stay out of other peoples business thinking it is your responsibility to expose their sin, and leave that between them and God; and hopefully people will stay out of your business as well.

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