Thoughts on Condemnation
by Thomas beneche
“Therefore, there is no condemnation for those that are in Christ.”Romans 8:1
It’s so easy isn’t it? To condemn someone for their actions. As a race, humans want to condemn anybody who has done wrong, or made a mistake. We make out the people who have done bad things, or made mistakes as the most sinful people there can be. However we forget something that is crucial; that we have committed sins as well. Sometimes we may even have committed more sins than the person we condemn.
One time while Jesus was preaching in Jerusalem the pharisees brought a women before Him. They said that she was caught in the act of adultery and that the law of Moses said that she must be stoned. They asked Jesus to decide her sentence. It was known to Jesus that this was a trap by the Pharisees, because if Jesus spared her the Jews would condemn Him for not obeying the law of Moses. If Jesus said to have her stoned the Romans would have him killed for murder.
Jesus then knelt down and began writing in the dirt the sins of all the people present there. Then he told them ,”Let anyone who has no sin, cast the first stone at her.” With all their sins written down in front of them the mob dropped their rocks and left the courtyard. Jesus then asked if there was anyone here who condemns her. The woman looked around and told Jesus no, and he responded, “Neither do i condemn you, go now and leave your life of sin.”
As Christians we are to follow the example that Jesus leads. We must not condemn others, because Jesus did not come into this world to condemn mankind, but to save them instead.
- Daily Promise – October 10 – Because of Jesus, you are free from all condemnation (sharinhislove.wordpress.com)
- The first to Throw the stone (edwardbaloja.wordpress.com)
- No Condemnation (kevinnunez.org)