A new year!
Perhaps a new decade…depends upon how you “count” the “0” years.
The Lord desires to grant to Believers in this new year…
If we choose to walk in Him.
If we choose to abide in Him.
If we choose to be His imager.
2 Peter 1:2-3
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;
seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
Remember, the Lord will give a place to begin again!
We see this powerfully in the account of the woman “caught” (setup?) “in the very act”.
The religionists wanted to stone her.
The religionists wanted to entrap and undermine Jesus.
Jesus wanted to forgive and set her free.
Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them.
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery,
and having set her in the center of the court,
they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.
“Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?”
They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him.
But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.
But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them,
“He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones,
and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.
Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”
She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said,
“I do not condemn you, either.
From now on sin no more.”
The Lord will do the same for us.
The Lord does not condemn.
If you feel “condemned”…without hope…that is the enemy lying to you.
Go forth in 2020.
Sin no more!
The 1920s were called the “roaring 20s”
We are entering “the roaring 20s”, but for a multitude different reasons.
We are ramping up to “the revolutionary 20s”…in many ways.
More on that tomorrow.
Meanwhile, blessed New Year!!