Summary: There is a distinct difference between the way God loves and the way we love, His love is unconditional and full of grace and forgiveness.
We have over the last 5-6 weeks tried to illustrate what love is, and our need to display it through our daily living
I have attempted to challenge us to love as God has prescribed
Created to love.
What love does.
What love looks like.
I believe sincerely that we choose whether or not we love
Many times we don’t love because we are selfish and at other times we don’t love because we don’t appropriate the love of God
The reason we don’t appropriate the love of God may be because we have selective amnesia
What I mean by that is that we forget or choose not to remember how God loves us
Forgetting is a dangerous thing
I. How the people responded to sin
1. Railing Accusations
This is one of the tragedies of Christian living
2. Demanded a Response
One writer says that while the woman was definitely guilty, so were they.
He says that while she was guilty of physical adultery, they were guilty of spiritual adultery
To demand justice is to invite justice
***Do you remember the man who refused to forgive, he got what he gave
II. How Jesus responds to sin
Thy sins be forgiven
The word grace comes to mind
He extends grace to her which is a result of His divine love
How the sinner responds to Jesus
The school of thought is that this woman was a prostitute and she may have been the woman with the alabaster box
Whether this true or not we can look at the behavior of this woman to see how we should respond to the love of God
She responds with devotion
She responds with sacrifice
She responds with service
She responds with love
Here is the question that we need to ask. When we stand before the sacred judge, if He asks did you love them as I loved you, what will your answer be?