The Penalty of Our Own
At the Eighth of John, the Savior was addressing a large audience in the Temple when Scribes and Pharisees set before Him a woman whom they claimed was guilty of adultery. When they asked Him if she should be stoned in keeping with the Law of Moses, the Lord told them the one without sin among them should throw the first rock. Just as publicly as these asked the Savior what the penalty of the woman’s alleged sins should be, her accusers were forced to consider their own. More recently, some have expressed resentment at the cost to taxpayers of the incarcerated, pointing out that they consume in food alone over one million pounds daily. Yet, Paul the apostle warns us all that the wage of sin is death. Rather than regarding the cost or consequence of other people’s transgressions, we should consider the penalty of our own.
Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater