Wig’s Word of God Today 4-11-2011
O eternal God, you know what is hidden and are aware of all things before they come to be. Daniel 13:42
Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her. John 8:7c
Daniel 13, Psalm 23 & John 8:1-11
The sin of lust and greed has affected humanity since the day of Adam and Eve. Daniel describes the events leading up to the accusation of Susanna the wife of Joakim who by description was “a very beautiful and God-fearing woman.” Susanna would take walks daily in her garden where two elders who were also judges began to notice her and failed to “look to heaven” and began to lust after her. It seems that every day the two would watch her from afar until one day while she was bathing in her garden the two came down and plotted to bribe her to have a relation with them.
Being of God-fearing stature, Susanna refused and screamed aloud. When the elders came the following day to put her to death. “Through tears she looked up to heaven, for she trusted in the Lord wholeheartedly,” and after being accused Daniel stated he would not be associated with the killing of an innocent woman and asked to question the two knowing they were lying. He proved they were providing false witness against her and they both received what she would have received if Daniel hadn’t proved her innocence; death. In trusting the LORD, we must endure the lies of evil people who seek to accomplish lustful acts of sin but we will be vindicated by the Truth of God in our hearts.
Jesus is brought an adulteress woman who the Pharisees accuse of having an affair. They stood her in the middle saying, “Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” John 8:5 Jesus kneeled down and began to write on the ground with his finger representing a passage of Jeremiah that states, “Those who turn away from Thee shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the Fountain of Living Water.” Jeremiah 17:13 Jesus knowing these Pharisees were not without sin and were forsaking the Son of God replied with, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” One by one they walked away leaving her alone with Jesus where His forgiveness is bestowed upon her and she is told not to sin any more. When we love our love of Christ, we are forgiven and should seek His Truth in His Word and by prayer and proclamation and attempt to live without sin to accomplish the Glory of God. Amen.
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we always bear true witness to our brothers and sisters and seek forgiveness by repenting daily through studying Your Word. We pray all of this in the Name of Jesus Christ, our LORD. Amen.
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
The Living Waters Flowed to Prove
A woman was lead before Him
She was accused of being untrue
Her life of adulteress living
Led her to Christ Who foreknew
Jesus foreknew her accusers were sinners
Throw the first rock if you live in truth
One-by-one they left her
Not a one had lived sinless by proof
Jesus asked where are your accusers
Writing upon the ground to move
The souls of many who trust Him
The Living Waters flowed to prove
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 11, 2011 @ 6:39 AM EST