LIFe with God: July 13

Posted on July 13, 2010

Scripture

John 8:1-30

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How did Jesus respond to the self-righteous accusations of the Pharisees? How did Jesus respond to the woman and her sin? What was His goal in this interaction?

Application

What can I learn from Jesus’ interaction with this woman that can help me in sharing the gospel with others? What do I learn about my own self-righteous accusations and condemnation of others?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord, I, too, often sin and fall short of Your glory. I thank You that Your Spirit convicts me but He does not condemn me, though other people may. Father, so often I want grace and mercy for myself, but like the Pharisees I want justice and judgment for others. Change my heart in that regard, I pray, and help me to realize that I have no business casting stones. But also help me to remember that, although I am forgiven and not condemned, Your will for me is not to wallow in my sin, but to reject it. I see in this passage the importance You place on judging matters from a heavenly perspective rather than from an earthly one. Help me to look at things through Your eyes, so I can understand that all of Your judgments are right. Thank You that because I believe in Jesus, I will not die in my sins. I believe that Jesus is who He claims to be, and that He did and spoke just what You taught Him. Help me, God, to always do what pleases You, just as Jesus did, and remind me that You will never leave me alone. Amen

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Joshua, Jonathan)
  • Gil & Lois Estes
  • Gary Friend

Missionary:

  • J & G Simon, missionaries to Austria

One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23

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