June 28, 2021
"A throne of glory on high from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary."
Today’s passage overlays, almost perfectly, with the New Testament account of Jesus’’ forgiveness of an adulterous woman. The setting is the Temple in Jerusalem.
“A throne of glory on high from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.”
“At dawn He went to the Temple complex again, and all the people were coming to Him. He sat down and began to teach them.” John 8:2
“Hear how they keep challenging me, ‘Where is the Word of the Lord? Let it come!’ Jeremiah 17:15
“Then the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, making her stand in the center. ‘Teacher,’ they said to Him ‘this woman was caught in adultery. In the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do You say?’ They asked this to trap Him, in order that they might have evidence to accuse Him.” John 8:3-6a
“Lord, the hope of Israel, all who abandon You will be put to shame. All who turn away from Me will be written in the dirt, for they have abandoned the fountain of living water, the Lord. Jeremiah 17:13
“Jesus stooped down and started writing on the ground with His finger. When they persisted in questioning Him, He stood up and said to them, ‘The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a stone at her.’ Then He stooped down again and continued writing on the ground. When they heard this, they left one-by-one, starting with the older men. Only He was left with the woman at the center.” John 8:6b-9
“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for You are my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14
“But I have not run away from being your shepherd, and I have not longed for the fatal day. You know my words were spoken in your presence. Don’t become a terror to me. You are my refuge in the day of disaster. Let my persecutors be put to shame, but don’t let me be put to shame. Let them be terrified, but don’t let me be terrified. Bring on them the day of disaster; shatter them with total destruction.” Jeremiah 17:16-18
“When Jesus stood up, He said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’ ‘No one, Lord’ she answered. ‘Neither do I condemn you,’ Jesus said. ‘From now on, go and sin no more.’” Then He said to them again, ‘I am the light of the World. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” John 8:10-12