Tuesday, February 25, 2014

40 Day Retreat with Jesus: Day 25

25 days in to the retreat with Jesus and I'm learning a lot about myself and God's word. I'm convinced to keep going despite the fact that challenges arise and I may not be able to devote as much time to the blog as I'd like. 

Since this is another long one, I'll leave it up to you to read for yourself in your Bible.

Today's focus:
John 8:1-19

This is one of the most powerful parables in the Bible, the message is unbelievably simple to understand...it is the parable about the adulteress. The pharisees come to Jesus asking what they should do with her, with every intention of "getting" Jesus for violating Moses' law. However, Jesus responds with the challenge that "let the one of you who hasn't sinned cast the first stone." The message? We're all sinners...who are we to judge? To condemn? Even Jesus doesn't judge, that's not His job ;)

The second part of the selection pertained to when the Pharisees were trying to call him out, say that he wasn't who he said he was. This is also very profound because the end message is that in order to know God, you MUST know Jesus. There is only one way TO God, and that's through Jesus.