St. John 8:3-8 says, And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they said unto him, Master this woman was taken in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said tempting him that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down and with his finger wrote on the ground as though he heard them not. 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. And again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
My subject is stop casting the stones. When we get saved, mistakes and habits donít change overnight. Some things will require a diligent commitment to overcome. We are exhorted to work out our own salvation in the Lord. As we grow in the Lord, some of us become increasingly critical of those who fall short. We get high minded forgetting where God has brought us from. Nothing can be more discouraging to a brother or sister than condemnation. I believe that the Holy Spirit convicts but the devil condemns. We should be convicted by our own sins which are many, instead of condemning others for their trespasses.
Through out our journey, we meet individuals who are holier than thou, who love casting stones. Instead of casting stones, we need to cast out the devil. A lot of times we cast stones at people we donít like and donít even know why we dislike them. The bible says there is not a righteous man that sinneth not. So the Lord says he who is without sin let him first cast the stone at her then he stooped down and continued writing on the ground. Not one stone was thrown, and these religious leaders walked away in shame. Without changing subject, I wondered how the Pharisees caught the woman in the very act unless they were committing sin with her. Perhaps that is why they walked away convicted of their own sin. Let us drop the stones and thank God that He didnít cast any at us. The reality is that we could have been stoned many times but the Lord forgave us through His blood. His grace and mercy forbids Him to cast the stones.
In conclusion, The bible says in this flesh dwelleth no good thing. This flesh must die daily not in a day. St Luke 6:41 says and why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brothers eye but perceive not the beam that is in thine own eye? Drop the stones and pick up Christ. Amen.