How often are you casting stones?


How often are you casting stones?
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I am pretty sure I’ve cast my fair share of stones over the years. Sometimes I feel guilty after doing it, but I don’t take responsibility to apologize and make things right.
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Pride is a strange thing—especially when you’re the prideful one and can’t see it. I’m sure there have been many times where I have been the prideful guy, and who knows I still may be.
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I think it takes a stronger individual to pull you aside and say something. Christ was the one who set that example.
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We remember the story of the scribes and Pharisees, who brought unto Christ the woman taken in adultery. They thought they were smarter than Christ and tried to set him up. Moses’s law said to stone the lady.
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They were so prideful that they thought they would make Christ appear as if he was wrongdoing and making the wrong judgment. How can you outsmart the Son of God? You can’t.
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These scribes and Pharisees needed to be humbled and Christ did just that. He helped them see how prideful they were to think they were above the woman who sinned.
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He said it perfectly, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” John 8:7. This was a perfect answer from a perfect person.
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”Convicted by their own conscience, they left on their own, not driven away. They went out one by one—not to find stones but to nurse their spiritual wounds.” Elder Marvin J. Ashton.
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Let’s try to remember this situation as we deal with our friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and in our callings. The Lord loves us all, and we are not the judge of our brothers and sisters. Lose your pride and hear Him!
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PC: Yongsung Kim

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