John 8:3-11
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?”
 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.  Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”
“No, Lord,” she said.
And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”

For a long time, I thought that God was angry- ready to punish!  That was a very wrong view.
Jesus said, "If you've seen me, you've seen the Father."
Jesus depicted the Father perfectly.  
Jesus showed us grace!  
That woman who was caught IN THE ACT of adultery was put in front of Jesus.  Instead of condemning her, Jesus showed her grace!  He said, "Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!"
Jesus loved that woman.  He showed her mercy.  All her accusers left.  
Now that Jesus was alone with the woman he spoke truth to her, he told her "Go and sin no more."
He showed her grace in front of people and spoke truth to her in private (He wasn't out to embarrass her).  
We have that same grace on our lives when we mess up.  It's not the end for us!  His grace is sufficient!  We are RIGHTEOUS through Christ.  
 When someone in our life messes up let's take Christ's example and show grace, especially when others are around to see or hear it, and speak truth to them in private.  

Grace in public- truth in private.

Blessings,
Ally


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