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

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman [caught in adultery], "Where are your accusers? Didn't even one of them condemn you?" "No, Lord," she said. And Jesus said, "Neither do I. Go and sin no more."

Note: The oldest and best Greek copies of John do not have verses 7:53-8:11. Nevertheless, they are in nearly all translations because the content is certainly consistent with Jesus' ministry.

— John 8:10-11 NLT
Illustration of John 8:10-11 NLT — "Neither do I. Go and sin no more."

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 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 the new start we've been given?

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

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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.