Throwing Stones

He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. (John 8:7) 
Jesus was teaching in the temple courts when He made that statement. A group of teachers of the law and Pharisees had just dragged a woman caught in adultery before Him and challenged, “now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?” (v. 5). Because they considered Jesus a threat to their authority, the question was “a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him” (v. 6)—and getting rid of Him. 
Yet when Jesus replied, “he that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone . . .” not one of the woman’s accusers could bring themselves to pick up a stone. One by one, they walked away. 
Before we critically judge another’s behavior while looking lightly at our own sin, let’s remember that all of us “have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Instead of condemnation, our Savior showed this woman—and you and me—grace and hope (John 3:16; 8:10–11). How can we not do the same for others? 
How can you put the lesson of John 8 into action in how you treat others? How can you use your own experience to help others facing similar challenges? 
Dear Lord, thank You for loving us! Help us to look with compassion on others and to be gracious in all we say and do. Amen.  
When I read this devotion I was reminded of a saying, be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Today, look with compassion on others and be gracious in all you say and do. Judging a person does not define who they are, It defines who you are. Choose to show The Love of Christ each and every day. Put the stones down and make a positive difference, we rise by lifting others. 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is 2 Corinthians 4:16