Summary: There were three laws in this text: The Law of Rome to kill, the Law of Moses to condemn, and The Law of Christ to forgive! This message is divided into three points: 1.What Christ did not say. 2. What Christ did say. and 3. What Jesus wrote in the sa
Title: “Kissed by the Son.”
Introduction: I am reading my Bible through again this year. I have just completed reading the Book of Leviticus. That is a “Tooth for Tooth Book.”
In order to appreciate our chosen text for today of John Chapter Eight, we must take a closer look at the Law that was given for the Levites to enforce.
The Book of Leviticus: the constitution of the nation of Israel.
The Tribe of Levi was commissioned by God to be the judge, jury, and the executions of the Law. Please note the harshness of the Law. The words “Kill them,” and “Cut them off,” are repeated over and over again in the Law.
Kill them: The Witch…
(Exo 22:18 KJV) Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
Kill them: The Animal Sacrifices representing sinful man.
(Lev 1:5 KJV) And he shall kill the bullock before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Kill them: Nadad and Abihu.
(Lev 10:1,2 KJV) And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
Cut them off: For looking at nakedness...
(Lev 18:29 KJV) For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
Cut them off: For eating meat with blood.
(Lev 17:10 KJV) And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.
Cut them off: For consorting with wizards.
(Lev 20:6 KJV) And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Kill them: For cursing your Father or Mother.
(Lev 20:9 KJV) For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
Kill them: For committing adultery.
(Lev 20:10 KJV) And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
Kill them: For committing acts of homosexuality.
(Lev 20:13 KJV) If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Kill them: For committing other sexual perversions.
(Lev 20:15-16 KJV) And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast. And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Kill them: For not keeping the Sabbath.
(Lev 23:30 KJV) And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
Kill them: For committing murder.
(Lev 24:17 KJV) And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
Kill them: For taking God’s name in vain.
(Lev 24:14 KJV) Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
In order to understand the mindset of those that would cast the woman who was taken in adultery at the feet of Jesus, you must understand the cold reality of the Old Testament.
In this text of John Chapter Eight, Old Testament law meets New Testament grace!
(John 8:7 KJV) So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
We will divide our thoughts in to three groups. 1. What Jesus did not say. 2. What Jesus did say. And 3. What Jesus wrote in the sand.
What Jesus did not say:
This was none of your business.
It was the business of the Levites to enforce the Law.
What Jesus did not say:
Where is the man?
Both the man and the woman were to be stoned. Where was the man? Jesus did not ask. You will not be able to be able to hide behind someone else on the Day of Judgment. Although the man should have been equally charged, the woman still stood alone in her condemnation.