Read: John 8:1-11
The Bible says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). No one is absolutely perfect and without sin except God and His Son Jesus Christ. Although we try our best to stop sinning, we find it difficult in our own might to control our temptations. Jesus our great High Priest can sympathize with our struggles. He was tempted in all points as we are yet was without sin (Heb. 4:15). He understands the struggle that we face daily to refrain from sin.
When a woman who committed adultery was brought before Jesus by the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, He did not pick up the stone to kill her for her actions of committing adultery according to the law of Moses. Instead, He gave her a second chance, to stop sinning. Jesus said to the woman, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, sin no more” (John 8:1-11). Jesus was merciful to that woman.
God always gives us a second chance. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). He who conceals his sins will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will have compassion (Prov. 28:13). We should “put on Jesus Christ” and make no provision for fleshly deeds (Rom. 13:14) associated with immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing. Paul the apostle warned the Galatian church that “Those who practise such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal. 5:19-21). “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23). We have a compassionate God who understands our shortcomings. “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16).