Christ, the standard

[The Glory Unveiled]

When they kept on questioning him, he (Jesus) straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” ( John 8:7 )

The teachers of the law and the Pharisees had brought in a woman allegedly caught in adultery. Instead of carrying out the sentence because they “knew” the verdict—what the law said concerning the matter—they brought the matter to the custodian of the law and the law Himself, Jesus. They had premeditated the outcome of Jesus’ verdict, so they carried stones with them to the courtroom that early morning. They knew the law that said “Do not…” but they had no encounter with the one that says “Do—love” until the first light of that fateful day. The stage was set, the audience were looking on, the accused would not mutter a word. The Jury (teachers of the law and the Pharisees) questioned and badgered the Judge persistently to drain the verdict out of Him. At last, he stops the permutations His finger had been drafting in the sand. Now the verdict is ready to be read and it goes thus…”Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone…” In that articulate statement, the Jury saw themselves in a mirror that compared them to the standard, Christ. And in that moment, they saw who they really were in the face of the standard. They saw how very similar they looked like the adulterous woman but far in resemblance from the standard, Christ Jesus. Beloved, we look unto one man, the man Christ Jesus for our formation and conformation. Every other standard of measurement is false. Let love lead.

Prayer_Bead: Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for Your word of life. Thank you for showing me the standard and as I behold you, I am changed into Your image from glory to glory.

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