Wednesday, February 16, 2011
What did Jesus write with His finger ?
Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?”. This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.
Jesus always follows the initiative of His father.
"For I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me commandment, what to say and what to speak...
Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
What did the father write with his finger ?
And when He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone written by the finger of God.
They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.
In the same hour the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
~ MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN ~
~ It is not recorded what Jesus wrote on the ground that day when the Scribes and Pharisees brought the adulteress woman before Him. However, what the Father wrote with His fingers is recorded. Maybe, Jesus wrote what He saw His Father's fingers write before Him. TEKEL was writted by God on the wall (Dan 5: 27) concerning Belshazzar. That one small word, would have frozen the shouts of the Scribes and Pharisees on their very lips. After writing, Jesus rose and said,"He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her". He stooped and wrote again, while the accusers faded away. Did Jesus the second time, again following His fathers lead, write what was written on the two tablets by His Fathers finger ? (Exodus 20:14) "Thou shall not commit adultery." (John 8: 10 - 11) And straightening up, Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are they ? Did no one condemn you ? And she said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, (John 8: 10 - 11) "Neither do I condemn you; go your way; from now on sin no more.". Our God shows perfect Love, Compassion, and Mercy and yet is perfectly Just and Righteous also. Something impossible, but you see, with God all things are posible.
Posted by ~Chris at 6:46 AM