In John 8:2-11 some religious leaders brought to Jesus a woman who was caught in the act of adultery. According to the law of Moses, the woman would have been stoned to death for the sin she committed, but Jesus told the people that whichever of them was without sin should throw the first stone at her.
John 8:9-11 says:
At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” (NIV)
One thing which stands out to me about this scripture is how Jesus showed this woman mercy in order that she may turn from her sins. I can relate to this story in the fact that I have also experienced Christ’s mercy and kindness in spite of my faults, and it compelled me even more to live a life pleasing and glorifying to God out of gratitude. You see with God, there is forgiveness for any person who turns to Christ, and that goodness of God to us should be motivation to live by His Word.
Romans 2:4 NIV
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?