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Lent Devotional • Day 28

Tuesday, The Fourth Week of Lent (Mar. 16)

Narrated by Crystal Swafford

(Jesus) stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7

They caught this woman in the act of adultery. Bringing her to Jesus, they expected him to agree that the law should be enforced and the sinner punished.

Then they could feel superior to the obviously sinful woman.

Jesus turned the tables on their self-righteous attitude. If any of you is sinless, he may cast the first stone of punishment. One by one, they all disappeared.

Jesus wants us to know that we are all equally guilty—but that he went to Calvary for all our transgressions, and by his wounds, we are fully healed.

REFLECT: Have you been “casting any stones” lately?

PRAY: Show me, Lord, that my sin also deserves to be judged—but you suffered what I deserved, so today I can live in the joyful freedom of forgiving love. Amen.

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