Helping a Woman (6)

Our Bible verses tell us that Jesus went to the temple to teach. Some Jewish leaders brought a woman to Jesus. This woman had been “caught in bed with a man who was not her husband” (verse 3b). The Jewish law said that this woman should be stoned to death. But the leaders did not care about the Jewish law. “They were saying this to trick Jesus. They wanted to catch him saying something wrong so they could have a charge against him” (verse 6a).
Then Jesus did something strange. He started writing on the ground with His finger. We do not know what Jesus wrote. Finally Jesus stood up and said, “Anyone here who has never sinned should throw the first stone at her” (verse 7). The men walked away. Why? Because they all knew that they were sinners, too.
In this story, Jesus gave us a wonderful example of compassion. Instead of condemning people, we should love them and help them find salvation through Jesus. Show compassion to people you meet today.