In the example of the woman caught in the act of adultery, we see Jesus and His righteous judgement. Although the world found this woman worthy of death, Jesus looks beyond the sin, into the true heart of the matter. If God simply wanted to condemn people and send them to hell, we would observe this here, as Jesus certainly has the opportunity to condemn her according to the law.
Instead, we learn that the heart of God’s law is mercy. God is not willing that any person should perish, but that every person would have the opportunity to have all their sins removed forever. Continue reading “A Woman Caught in the Act of Adultery”
Matthew 28:20 “…lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Hebrews 13:5 …For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
We have a wonderful Savior who is also our Great High Priest. He ever lives to make intercession for us before the Father. His current role is that of a mighty intercessor who is actively involved in the personal lives of everyone who is trusting in Him.
Those who follow Jesus have a unique relationship with Him. Even in the most painful and difficult moments of life, Jesus is with us in all our distress. When the Lord suffered so greatly, as He was scourged and crucified, Isaiah wrote that it was for all of our afflictions that He was afflicted. It was by His own suffering for us that the Lord was able to remove our suffering forever. This will ultimately be accomplished at His return for us at the Rapture, when we are all taken from this world to be with Him forever. Until that day, Jesus is here with us in all our present suffering.
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One of the most irresistible and attractive qualities of Jesus is His heartfelt compassion for the lost. When we examine the manner in which He speaks to people, even the most destitute and hopeless—find great compassionate and care. Every word that Jesus speaks—encourages those who hear Him. Like a soothing balm that comforts and heals, Jesus bring relief to the downcast and the brokenhearted.
Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would display His intense compassion for people, with great tenderness.
This compassion is best illustrated by the story of the Samaritan woman at the well. As a result of her encounter with the Messiah, this dear woman’s life was transformed. After meeting Jesus she returned to her village and told everyone: Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?
It appears that there were many who were saved as a result of her testimony about Jesus. This was not, however, the chief reason why He came to the well. It was simply because Jesus cared that He visited a woman who needed hope and a new life.
Jesus did not die for the sins of the world so that He could gain a few good out of the many bad. He loved and died for everyone of us, even those He knew would never love Him nor thank Him for the sacrifice He has made. Jesus did not die for the world as a package deal. He died for each individual person, one at a time, loving each one of us with the same passion and intensity. Continue reading “An Appointment From Eternity: The Samaritan Woman at the Well”