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CAST THE FIRST STONE
 

There is an expression commonly used which is "Cast the first stone" ...

The words Cast the first stone are derived from the Bible.

Here is the Cast the first stone story in the Bible that I would like to share with you.

CAST THE FIRST STONE BIBLE VERSE

John 8:1-11
Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 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. 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.
 

Tho the Religious leaders of the time wanted to use LAW to condemn this woman, Jesus chose to bestow Love and Grace.

But, I have a question for you today …

We have discovered that we are NOT to judge as we know very well what Jesus said when a woman was caught in the ACTUAL ACT of adultery …

John 8:7
He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
 

But tell me … If a person is having sexual talks with someone else and one or other is married … Is it deemed as being adultery since Jesus said:

Matthew 5:28
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
 

Meaning if we even think lustful thoughts of someone and one or other is married, tho nothing physical was done, we ARE committing adultery.    

So again, we seek not to judge but are simply looking into a matter.

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NOW … What if that same woman who was forgiven of the sin of adultery steps out and condemns another for the same crime or something else they deem as a sin and show no mercy? What does the Bible share about this? Well most remember this question from Peter and the answer from Jesus:

Matthew 18:21-22
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
 

We know that we are to forgive those who sin against us. Even tho it may hard at times. But … Jesus told a parable afterward further explaining what He meant … I will share the story in short sections.

Matthew 18:23-35
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

So we see that in our scenario of the woman who was caught in the act of adultery and forgiven of her sins but chose to step out and condemn another for some other sin she felt they were committing was not only wrong of her to do, but DANGEROUS to her own soul.

This is why we should show MERCY and not judgment to all we encounter.  

I have found that the ones that show compassion, forgiveness, understanding and MERCY the most, are those who have been forgiven much by our Lord. Here is another parable shared by Jesus …

Luke 7:41-47
There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: BUT TO WHOM LITTLE IS FORGIVEN, THE SAME LOVETH LITTLE. 

So, I started wondering …

Who would ever believe that the Lord had only forgiven them “little” …

I know we are all sinners and we are ALL forgiven much, so this made me wonder why someone would believe they were forgiven little.

Then it hit me.

They must not believe they have sinned at times when they did and/or just feel their crime was so little.

So, it seems to me that in order to LOVE a lot and show MERCY, we must remember that we were truly forgiven a LOT before we step out and try and … Cast the first stone.  

 

BEFORE YOU CAST THE FIRST STONE REMEMBER GOD'S GRACE LEST SOMEONE CAST THE FIRST STONE AT YOU.
 

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