I have decided to share a 72 day daily challenge with you each day until Easter, April 1st. We are doing this in our Relief Society, and I thought I would like to share it here as well. I shared a little about the challenge here.
Each day I will share the daily video here and then my personal thoughts about it after I have personally watched it. Today is Day 36.
Go and Sin No More
Jesus teaches about compassion when confronted with a woman accused of adultery.
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.
I have often wondered where the man who was committing adultery was since it takes two to adulterate. I find it interesting that they only seemed interested in punishing the woman and humiliating her. It seems that by the law they were following, there should have been two brought before the Lord. Kind of interesting.
In any case, I have always been touched by the kindness and compassion of the Savior for this woman. He could have condemned her for it, but He chose to save her and command her to sin no more. How it is with each of us and the Savior…He offers His Atonement to save us and asks us to go and sin no more. Aren’t we so blessed to have a Savior who loves us so much and no matter what?
What did you learn from today’s video?