One by one the woman’s accusers began to leave. Then in verse 10, Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?” She answered, “No one, Lord!” Jesus was the only one left who was qualified to accuser her. He was the only One who was without sin, and He chose to forgive her! Instead of condemning her, He freed her. Instead of looking down on her, He took her where she was and loved her. He was more interested in where she was and where she was going than where she’d been. I can almost see Jesus reaching down to her, taking her hand, and as she looked up into His face, He lifted her up to her feet, saying, “Neither do I condemn you. Go your way and from now on, sin no more (vs 11)!”
This is the most powerful statement you and I could ever hear! As we choose to look to Jesus for forgiveness and turn away from sin, He sets us free from our past and gives us a fresh start! This doesn’t give us a license to sin more, but liberty from the very power of sin and the condemnation that comes with it! Romans chapter 8, verse 1, reads: “There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ!”
The question of the week is, “Where are YOUR accusers?” If you’ve looked to Jesus for forgiveness, they’re gone!