THE SNARE OF SEXUAL SIN
Many have fallen into the trap of giving in to the lust of their flesh. For the enemy is bent on destroying everything that has beauty. Human sexuality is My gift reserved for marriage but it has been corrupted and polluted. Many have fallen for the enemy's lies and are desperately seeking freedom.
Instead of heaping shame on them and casting stones, will you bend down and write in the sand? Will you decree words of life over them? Will you offer them hope? Will you roll up your sleeves and fight for freedom? Many of these are victims of abuse and have been held captive by the enemy to do his will. Will you bring the Kingdom light to those living in the darkness? Or will you judge them?
Who can stand before Me and say that they have not lusted in their hearts? All lust of the flesh is adultery in My sight. For idolatry and adultery are one and the same. No longer see others as beyond hope. See them through My eyes of love. Rescue these hurting ones and watch what I do. They will be My trophies of grace. I will send them into the darkness to rescue others. Those who have been forgiven much will love deeply. I long for them to join our family, too, so welcome them with open arms and open hearts.
John 8:4-11 Living Bible (TLB)
4 “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the very act of adultery. 5 Moses’ law says to kill her. What about it?”
6 They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. 7 They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, hurl the stones at her until she dies. But only he who never sinned may throw the first!”
8 Then he stooped down again and wrote some more in the dust. 9 And the Jewish leaders slipped away one by one, beginning with the eldest, until only Jesus was left in front of the crowd with the woman.
10 Then Jesus stood up again and said to her, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”
11 “No, sir,” she said.
And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”