The legal experts and Pharisees (the super religious leaders) brought a woman caught in adultery. Placing her in the center of the group, they said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery. In the Law, Moses commanded us to stone women like this. What do you say?” They said this to test him, because they wanted a reason to bring an accusation against him. Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his finger.
They continued to question him, so he stood up and replied, “Whoever hasn’t sinned should throw the first stone.”Bending down again, he wrote on the ground. Those who heard him went away, one by one, beginning with the elders. Finally, only Jesus and the woman were left in the middle of the crowd.
Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Is there no one to condemn you?”
She said, “No one, sir.”
Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on, don’t sin anymore.” – Jesus, John 8:3-11
This was my favorite passage that started my own journey to freedom – knowing that for everything I did, I was forgiven and free from shame by my Creator and Lord. This was how I started to be sane again to recognize health in relationships. It was a journey, but I’ve arrived. Praise him.
Abiding in God through Repentance – here .