What Jesus Did! 'Forgiveness and Deliverance' — John 8:10-11

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jesus looked up again and asked her, "Woman, all of those people are gone. None of them judged you guilty?" The woman answered, "None of them judged me, sir." Then Jesus said, "So I also don't judge you. You can go now, but don't sin again."
— John 8:10-11 NLT
Illustration of John 8:10-11 NLT — "So I also don't judge you. You can go now, but don't sin again."

Key Thought

Can you imagine anything more wonderful? This woman was caught in the very act of adultery, humiliated, and about to be killed when Jesus steps in. She is saved! Saved from the mob. Saved from the Law. Saved from her sin. She has a new start. This is what Jesus does for each of us! He forgives our sin and then delivers us to a new life with a new start. So the challenge for each of us is this: what are we going to do with a new start?

Today's Prayer

Help me, Father, to live as your new creation, fully taking advantage of the forgiveness and deliverance you so graciously provided to me by sending Jesus. In his name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 7:1-5
  • James 4:11-12
  • Leviticus 20:10


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.