Daily Devotional – Go and Sin No More

By on December 26, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from John 8: 1-11. Grace was never meant to override the rights and wrongs of our daily living. It, along with our willingness to submit to God’s intentions for us as given in the law, was meant to reestablish the harmony we have with a living Savior.

Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.

“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?”

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They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.

When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. 10 Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”

11 “No, Lord,” she said.

And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”

Unrepentant sin alienates us from God. Sin brings into our lives darkness, guilt, and shame. When we are walking in darkness in any area of our life, we are living a life far less than what God has intended for us. It is in that place of darkness that the forces of evil are allowed to operate.

The good news of the Gospel has released us from the legal justification of the written code and it has given us a higher law to fulfill, the law of the Spirit.

The law is holy. It is just and good. It is our disciplinarian given to training us in righteousness. We are given precepts that are meant to regulate our moral code. We are instructed to be not only hearers of the word but also, doers of the word.

As Christians, we should choose to live a righteous life allowing the Bible to be our blueprint, looking at it as gracious duties and privileges we have been given to protect us and keep us in fellowship with our Lord. The Apostle Paul teaches us in Romans 3:28 that we are justified by faith, however, in Romans 3:31 he asks, “Do we then overthrow the law by, this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.” 

Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Otherwise, you are deceiving yourselves. For anyone who hears the word but does not carry it out is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror, and after observing himself goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.… James 1:23-24

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, God, for the written word. Thank you that you love me and guide me into a life that honors you. Help me each day to live by the word you have given. Help me each day, to grow in holiness. You are holy and I want to better reflect you.

In Jesus name

EncouragementRobin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).

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Daily Devotional – Go and Sin No More