Friends, there’s a great lesson here in John 18. Quit standing near the fire where you’ll be burned. If God has warned you, cautioned you, prompted you, or nudged you to stay away—stay away.
This chapter is a word for the discouraged. The broken. The weak.
John 9 was orchestrated from the beginning for the ones who have been told they’re not enough. That they’ll never make it. For people who’ve been talked down to, pushed aside, and told to leave. This study is for the believers who believe they made one choice, and it cost them an irredeemable life…
In some of the ancient manuscripts, John 7:53-8:11 is not found. Where it is found, it is not always in this location in John’s gospel. Even if you believe it’s a misfit passage, I’m thankful that God has continually shown Himself to misfits of society (i.e., me). May that be an encouragement to you as you consider your own caste system.
While we may have the “covering” of Christ over our life through salvation, He doesn’t want us to stop there. He desires us to eat of His Word so we, too, can be strengthened and ready for action.