“If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Quote from Jesus, found in John 8:7b!
I’ve been thinking about this verse lately. I think it is verrryyy interesting.
Yesterday in my small group it was brought up. We were talking about hatred and how does the concept of “hating the sin, but loving the sinner apply.” Then, I thought of what Jesus said in John 8:7b. It’s funny because as Christian’s sometimes it is so easy for us to make one sin bigger than another, when in reality they are all equal. One commandment in the 10 Commandments is not greater than the other. Then… why do we judge others, based off what sins we have come to label as big… and other ones as little?
Our friends & family members are sinners…. yet we love them as if they are not at all. What difference is it for us to forgive a murderer with forgiving a friend who lied to us? Is it not the same? Or how are we blinded of our own sin and only see others?
Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Maybe we should rethink the whole… my sin isn’t as bad as my friends. Yeah?