Tuesday 8th September
Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” (NIV; please read vv.1-11)
God does not just want to forgive your sin; He wants to change your life!
The fact that Jesus didn’t condemn this woman’s sin does not mean that He didn’t care about it. His intention was to redeem her life from the destructive nature of that sin. And it is the same with you.
Yes, Jesus is so ready to pour out His mountain of grace on your life. That grace is so much greater than all your sin, even though you have hurt Him deeply and personally. He wants to restore your relationship with Him and make it even better than it was before.
And the beginning of that restoration, the foundation of all future spiritual growth in your life, is for you to come back to step one of all spiritual growth. Bring your life, and especially that area of sin, back into a total commitment to the leadership of Jesus Christ.
Then feel the growth process begin to operate once again. You will be like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, and who prospers in everything he does (see Psalm 1).
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