“When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?” (John 8:10 KJV)
In the book of John 8:3-11, the Scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman that was caught in adultery. And they said we saw her in the very act, and the law says that such people, the man and the woman, should be stoned. But they wanted to stone only the woman. These people were blinded by prejudice against the woman. So blinded by prejudice, that all they cared about was that they caught her. But the question is: what about the man? Where was he? They forgot that!
At times, when you are blinded by prejudice; you act in a foolish manner. You do some things that are so foolish. As a matter of fact, you can even cut short your own life. What will be a blessing to you, you will say you don’t want it because you are blinded by prejudice.
The Scribes and the Pharisees did not see the man. Can you see how stupid they were? These people were supposed to be religious rulers. People who were custodians of the law. But because prejudice had blinded them, they didn’t even consider their position as people who are supposed to be keeping the law. And they came in a stupid manner to Jesus and began to question him about the very word that he wrote. And Jesus looked down and he began to write. I don’t know what he wrote, but I believe he would have written something like this: ‘If only this people can understand that I came to pick up the down trodden. If they can understand that the reason I came is not to condemn, but to lift up and to strengthen, they will not accuse this woman.’ He then said alright, whoever is without sin, let him cast the first stone. By the time Jesus lifted up his eyes, they were all gone. No accuser will stand before you. All the accusers of the brethren will never see your back in Jesus name. Therefore you approach the throne of grace with boldness, knowing that whatever you ask, will be granted because Jesus has dealt with your accuser and is now your advocate. Hallelujah!
Further reading: John 8:3-11, Galatians 3:28, Hebrews 4:14-16
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 5-6; Evening- Ephesians 1