May 14 – Bend Down

From our fellow Christian blogger, “The River Walk.” Wouldn’t you like to know what Jesus wrote in the dust with His finger?    –LD

 

THE RIVER WALK

They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus bent down and wrote in the dust with his finger.
(John 8:6)

Read: 1 Kings 22:10-53, 2 Chronicles 18:9 – 20:30

Relate: In Jeremiah 17, God says, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”

When the people brought to Jesus the adulteress, they didn’t really care about keeping the law. Adultery was actually a very impractical crime for them to try and punish. On the one hand, it was very widespread. On the other, any capital crime needed to receive Roman approval. For such a crime that approval would be very difficult to acquire. Besides, they didn’t like needing to get “permission” from Rome for anything. On…

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About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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