1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 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.
7 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.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 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.
10 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?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
“Ye are of your father the devil,?
Does the devil have children? Yes, 1 John 3:10
KJV In this the children of God are manifest and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not practice righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
The Scribes and Pharisees were not acting like Gods children in John 8:. They wanted to stone the women knowing they all were sinners themselves. Jesus new want they really were trying to do was trap Him, accuse Him by the Law or murder. Jesus took His time to answer them this shows me why we must be slow to act. He was the only one qualified to stone her, but He gave her grace telling her to go and sin no more. We should always practice righteousness, because we are all sinners and we should not try to shame our brethren. We need to love one another and be more thoughtful, sometimes it is us that need to apologize to someone. Jesus saw that the Scribes and the Pharisees wanted to kill Him. V 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me or I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent Me. He explains to them in Verse 44 what makes them the children of the devil. Following the light is giving our self totally to Christ.
Thank You Jesus
Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free". John 8:31-32.
In these verses, Jesus is teaching us that if we abide in God's Word and hold to His teachings we become His disciples. The meaning of a disciple is a learner, one who follows someone's teaching. In biblical terms, a disciple is a believer who follows Christ's teachings and pursues His example. So discipleship is not simply a decision of belief at some point in time, but an ongoing process of following and obedience. Which means I have to read God's Word very carefully and apply it to my daily life daily.
The result of abiding in Christ's word is FREEDOM, spiritual freedom from the bondage of sin, because he who sins is a slave to sin. "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1. Being truthful with oneself and God, is the essence of being a true disciple of Jesus Christ, which God intends us to be.
We must understand that is not enough to read about God's truth, we as Hebrew Woman have to walk in it . It is only when we receive the truth, love it, HOLD ON TIGHT TO ITS TEACHING and WALK in it , that we are genuine disciples of Jesus Christ.
First off the word teaches us to have an answer for every man. This Jesus so eloquently does with the Pharisees each and every time. Someone more knowledgeable than them in the word. He was the Word.
But, in verses 1-11, I love the mercy Jesus showed to the woman. He wasn’t there to condemn people, but to teach people. He wanted to teach people, not keep them far from His reach. Jesus was merciful. So often we as Christians see the broken, busted, and hopeless and are like the Pharisees, quick to judge. Jesus, no doubt, won a soul not through condemnation but through love. We can’t condemn every action of a person and expect them to want to do right, but being merciful stems from love. The word teaches us that love covers a multitude of sin. Jesus is love so that day He covered the woman’s sin in love.
Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.”
John 8:47 NLT
When I read this I immediately got an image of people playing church and saying the love God but their actions says something completely different. I know none of us are perfect and we all fall short sometimes, but there are some people who even attend church regularly but they really don't know the Father. They are not trying to change from their evil ways and stop sinning. They are not able to fully receive God's word because they are not of Him.
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