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. (Joh 8:7 KJV)
God is Fair and Just!
In the previous verses before our theme verse today, a woman is condemned by her community having been caught in the act of adultery. Her accusers quickly bring her before Jesus for his final say and verdict. God's verdict exactly accords with his spirit of grace, mercy and compassion.
He says, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. (Joh 8:7). No bystander ever expected such a response. I can only imagine that they walked away - some angered, some humbled, some confused.
We, at times are like the accusers in that particular story. We are always quick to cast stones before looking in the mirror. That certainly isn't right! We must examine ourselves first - THEN.
Then what? - you ask. Then work with those at fault, those in need, to help them to walk differently. It is in so doing, we would be able to say that we've taken on the Spirit of our master.
If you are in a particular situation now where 'stones are being thrown at you - LEFT - RIGHT - CENTER," don't worry God has the final say and those throwing them also have faults and need to repent.
Jesus extends his hands of grace and mercy to you. The stones won't hurt once you're in the right hands!