Beware a judgmental spirit!
Jn 8:6-9 Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 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. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
LESSON - The scribes and the Pharisees brought before Jesus a woman caught in the act of adultery. I’ve often wondered why they didn’t bring out the man committing adultery with her. Perhaps he was one of their own, and that would proved detrimental to their cause. I’ve also wondered many times what Jesus was writing on the ground with his finger. I believe that it was the 10 Commandments because this same crowd of religious zealots were brought under conviction by what he wrote. Imagine, the finger of God which originally gave Moses the 10 Commandments also wrote them on the ground In order to bring conviction to the same people about the same sins. Whatever He wrote, the purpose for which He wrote it was clear:
1. A lost sinner
2. A judgmental crowd
3. A compassionate Savior
4. A convicted conscience
5. A repentant convert
Maybe we should ask God to develop within us the same compassion for the lost.