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Let those who have no sin judge others. Judgment is not ours.
But Jesus went to the Mountain of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the Temple and all the people came to him and he was seated teaching them.
Now the scribes and Pharisees came, with a woman who had been taken in the act of sinning against the married relation; And putting her forward, they said to him, Master, this woman has been taken in the very act of sinning against the married relation. Now in the law Moses gave directions that such women were to be stoned; what do you say about it? They said this, testing him, so that they might have something against him.
But Jesus, with his head bent down, made letters on the floor with his finger.
But when they went on with their questions, he got up and said to them, Let him among you who is without sin be the first to send a stone at her. And again, with bent head, he made letters on the floor.
And when his words came to their ears, they went out one by one, starting with the oldest even to the last, because they were conscious of what was in their hearts: and Jesus was there by himself with the woman before him.
Then Jesus got up, and seeing nobody but the woman, he said to her, Where are the men who said things against you? did no one give a decision against you?
And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, And I do not give a decision against you: go, and never do wrong again.
Then again Jesus said to them, I am the light of the world; he who comes with me will not be walking in the dark but will have the light of life. (John 8.1-12 Bible in Basic English (BBE))
Let only those who have no sin judge others. No human is without sin. Therefore, judgment is not ours. You and the Lord are the only ones who can consider you and the state of your situation with God. With your commitment to Jesus, you walk in perpetual light. Your opportunities are boundless. If you feel you have failed, ask your Father for forgiveness and forgive yourself so that you can bloom in the light of the Lord.
Loving Jesus and your Heavenly Father, I beg your forgiveness for all I have done wrong. With your love, I will return to your light without the barrier of shame or intolerance between us. Please prevent my will from getting in the way of our relationship. It is my doing, not yours, and I apologize. Please help me remove the stones and rocks from my will and stop my attempts to judge others. If I hurl a stone at someone else, I know I am actually hitting myself with it. Forgive me and offer me a brighter light so I can remember that only you have the right to pass judgment on me and others. Amen.
a tangle originated by Cindy Rae Fancher, CZT
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Read the Scripture in context on the Bible in Basic English (BBE) website.