August 29, 2017 Psalm 24, John 8:1-38, Psalm 85, (22)

We talked about Harvey and the victims. We talked about the difficulty of people caught in floods. Somewhat of an anomaly in that it starts with a familiar story and that departs and comes back. A question was raised about what Jesus was writing in the sand. Some day it was doodling, others say it was writing the sins of the accusers, others that he was writing the sentence he was going to impose, etc. The study bible has a note that suggests you have to find the people caught in the act and then stone both. The Pharisees were trying to catch Jesus doing something against the law. This was a sin against the law if noises, so they abandoned their responsibility to sentence her and have the Romans do it.

We wouldn’t allow a person to verify what Jesus was saying about himself. But jesus wasn’t trying to get out of a worldly sin, but rather to tell people about his new way of life.