“Then at dawn Jesus appeared in the temple courts again, and soon all the people gathered around to listen to his words, so he sat down and taught them. Then in the middle of his teaching, the religious scholars and the Pharisees broke through the crowd and brought a woman who had been caught in the act of committing adultery and made her stand in the middle of everyone.
Doesn’t Moses’ law command us to stone to death a woman like this? Tell us, what do you say we should do with her?” They were only testing Jesus because they hoped to trap him with his own words and accuse him of breaking the laws of Moses. But Jesus didn’t answer them. Instead he simply bent down and wrote in the dust with his finger. Angry, they kept insisting that he answer their question, so Jesus stood up and looked at them and said, “Let’s have the man who has never had a sinful desire throw the first stone at her.” (John 8:2-3, 5-7 TPT)
I saw an excellent video of this on FB a while ago. Called the Gospel of Jesus, it fills in some of the visual gaps. We see the woman being dragged to the place of execution, her kids being held back and crying out for her. Finally, after all the la la from the Pharisees, Jesus picks up a stone and seeming as if to measure the weight of it he walks among the Pharisees. Looking them all in the eye he finally says: "I'll give my stone to the one that tells me that he's never sinned.”
Grace - not the Law, saved me. And being with the Lord of ALL Grace keeps me saved daily. Hallelujah! ❤️