John 1:1, 14, 16–17; 8:3–11; 2 Corinthians 9:15
Jesus was born at a time when law was king. Rome kept order in its vast empire by wielding a club of judgment to crush any lawbreakers who challenged the emperor’s authority. At the local level, kings and governors chiseled in stone their own laws to lay on people’s backs. But that’s not all; Pharisees, scribes, and priests added to the Jews’ burden thousands of religious laws on top of the civil laws.
To this world sinking under the weight of laws and tyrants, God gave His Son as a gift of grace to display God’s true law and reveal the compassionate heart of the Lawgiver. In this study, we’ll highlight a scene in which Jesus gave His gift to a woman condemned under the law at just the moment she needed grace most.
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