Friday, March 10, 2017

The Lesson the Savior taught here-you cannot go further than the Savior's redeeming love

There are a couple of lessons in the parable of the woman taken in adultery.  First the account:

"And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more." (John 8:3-11)

Do we tend to judge others unrighteously? Do we look down on others?  If we see someone sinning, we should think of the peace they would have by obeying God's commandments, and have a desire to invite them to come unto him.

And for those who think their sins are too grave to be forgiven, think again.  The Savior saved this woman so she could be forgiven.  As Elder Holland says, you cannot go further than the Savior's redeeming love.  

May we ever rely on the Savior, and not judge others harshly, is my prayer.  

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