Go now and leave your life of sin!
The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought the woman caught in adultery to Jesus and asked Him to condemn her. According to the Law of Moses she has to be stoned. Now, what do you say? Jesus said nothing, bent down and started to write something on the ground with His finger, possibly all the sins of the accusers. When they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up again and said to them: “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her!” And He continued to write. At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left with the woman still standing there. “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, Lord!” “Then neither I do condemn you. Go now and leave your life of sin!”
What does Jesus mean by that: Do not sin anymore? Just that what He said! Do not sin anymore!
Sin means separation from God, living in guilt, failure, and unbelief willingly or with indifference. Jesus has prepared the way to God. All are invited to enter the path of salvation in freedom. Everyone can overcome the separation as there was forgiveness on the Cross 2000 years ago. Since that time all guilt is forgiven! The guilt of yesterday, of today, and of tomorrow!
The Cross is God`s Yes to us! I appreciate, I love, I want you! I forgive you forever without restriction and without time limit. Are you prepared to accept that?
It is the Holy Spirit in us who says yes and thereby protects us against the heavy and small sins. He immediately gives notice when I hurt Him. I cannot lie, cheat, commit adultery, or even kill. Always when I do not take it so serious with the truth I realize with horror how far, far away I am from God who wants to save me.
Especially the small, insignificant sins are worrying me: Unkindness, impatience, lack of humility and so on… .
Jesus asks us: Stay with Me. I want to change you. I give you a new heart. And when you fail or get in sin, come to Me immediately for I will forgive you. Believe in forgiveness! So I can always be closely at your side. Your failure does not bother me as I already knew same before I ransomed you. Your unbelief, however, makes me sad. Please, always come to me instantly! Do not remain in sin, in separation from Me!
Thank you, Jesus, Your grace is so great, unbelievable! How can you just love me! And yet You do it, You love me inspite of all. Yes, I will stay always in Your all-embracing love. You are so god to me!