Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act.”
As I prayed this morning about what the Lord desired I write about, this Scripture came to mind. At the time, the people still operated under the Mosaic Law, which says she should be stoned for her actions. She knew the consequences, yet they proceeded to commit sin in such a manner that they were caught in the act. They knew they could be stoned to death for what they did, yet they rebelled and did so anyways!
It’s easy to judge when we read the story, but how often do we commit sin that leads to death, knowing the consequences ourselves? We know it wounds the heart of God, we know it brings death and shame upon us, yet we do it anyways. Have you fallen so far that you no longer fear the Lord? The wicked say “The Lord does not see, nor does the God of Jacob understand” (Psa. 94:7). Mockers arise, believing that the Lord will not return, walking according to their own lusts, not realizing that the time is very short (2 Pet. 3:3-4).
The fear of the Lord is scarce today, but He is not blind or deaf to what is happening (Psa. 94:9). He sees all, He will not be mocked, nor will He allow things to continue for much longer. Will you continue to willfully commit sin against Him, or will you renew your fear of the Lord? Return to Him while you can, do not say in your heart “Where is the promise of His coming?” lest you be found wanting when He comes.