They thought they had a plan to ensnare Him. It was a brilliantly crafted plan; surely this was the perfect way to confront Him.
I am sure they probably thought, “Who does He think, He is? Forgiveness and healing’s on the Sabbath – we don’t authorize that. We’ll show Him.”
She was their perfect scapegoat. She was a sinner. Though she may have held many of their secrets, her sin according to the law was the focus, not theirs (or so they thought)!
After much planning, the time came to put their plan into action. Grabbing her in the very act of sin, they dragged her before Him and threw her at His feet. Then they stood there, arms crossed, ready for a battle, saying “This woman was caught in the act of adultery, according to the law she is to be stoned.”
What they did not know was that they were part of a greater plan.
Afraid and trembling at His feet, she must have thought this was her end…
Today was the day that her sin, through her accusers brought her to the Deliverer.
Eagerly they waited for the judgment to come yet there was none. YAHUSHA Messiah didn’t accuse her. He didn’t tell her what a horrible woman she was and start grabbing a stone. Instead He pointed out their sin. To her, He acknowledged her sin and gently said to her, “Go and sin no more.”
The enemy of our souls has a plan each day. He thinks that he can take our sins, laying them bare out in the open and point his ugly finger at us…saying “See I told you she was a sinner.” Maybe the very people who seem to be close to us, have turned on us and we find ourselves out in the open and exposed. Maybe it looks like our end is near…
But this exposure, only reveals the mercy of YAHUSHA HaMashiach and the long-suffering’s of our Heavenly Father YAHUAH. Today we are facing various trials whether they are due to sin or challenges of life, they are still trials. These trials of situations and/or sin, should take us to His feet, where deliverance is ours for the choosing.
We don’t know the outcome of that woman, but today you and I can make the choice to leave those things that are displeasing in the Father’s eyes and follow His Son – YAHUSHA HaMashiach.
He is our Deliverer.
Based on Yahuchanon (John) 8:1-11