Read John 6
Feeding 5,000; Jesus, the Bread of Life; Feast of Tabernacles; Jesus forgives the adulteress; Jesus, the Light of the World
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Jesus brought conviction to each one of the woman's accusers when He said: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her (8:7). And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest . . . and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst (8:9). Then Jesus said to her: Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more (8:10-11). Jesus knew that she had a repentant heart. But He did not take her sin lightly, rather he commanded her to sin no more. Following this interruption by these hypocritical, self-righteous religious leaders, Jesus resumed His teaching, saying: I am the Light of the World: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of life (8:12).
It is possible to follow the Light of the World for the wrong motives. During a time when some people face a prison sentence, terminal illness, or great financial loss they may appear to sincerely accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. However, let health return or let there be a change of circumstances for the better, and their true motives become evident. Then they will be seen as mere professors of faith as they revert to their self-centered ways. Such people are only temporarily "reformed" and have not been truly transformed by the renewing of (their) mind (Romans 12:2). Regardless of circumstance, all those who are truly born again will remain faithful to Jesus. Whoso keepeth His Word, in him verily (truly) is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him (I John 2:5).
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Memory Verse for the Week: Hebrews 3:15