The Woman Caught in Adultery: The Hand of God (John 8:9)

The woman caught in adultery was saved by the hand of Jesus. The same is true for every sinner. After exposing the Pharisees’ mishandling of the law and their deceitful hearts, Jesus began to write again on the ground: “At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there” (John 8:9). Jesus and the woman were left alone, as He had drawn the accusers’ attention away from the accused and toward His hand, separating the sin from the sinner.

This was the same hand of God that created the world and continues to author life today (John 1:3). This was the hand that sustains the universe (Colossians 1:17). John the Baptist preached: “The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands” (John 3:35). This was the hand that would be nailed to a cross, saving anyone who believes. John the Baptist identified Him as: “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). Jesus taught about His loving grip on those who surrender to Him: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand” (John 10:28).

Willingly place your life in the hands of Jesus Christ. Begin each morning by reading the Bible and praying for His guidance. Make your muscles move with your prayers by obeying His Spirit’s promptings throughout your day. Jesus will bless you with an intimate relationship that will transform your time, talent, and treasure to advance His Kingdom in every encounter.

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