Some people define themselves by
- Family relationships
- Knowing and obeying all the rules
- Our mistakes and failures
In John 8 Jesus and the Pharisees face off about how we define ourselves.
Jesus suggests that we be defined by our relationship with God. Not by our failures, our lack of resources, our rules for life, who our family is, what they did or didn’t do, or our connections.
What do you define yourself by?
The woman caught in adultery not only defined herself, but was defined by the society she was in.
Are you defined by those who know you?
Jesus looked at the woman and told her she had a choice. She could repeat her behavior and end up in the same place, or she could chart a new course.
Jesus challenged the Pharisees that their relationship with God should shape how they thought of others.
Every day, you find yourself at the feet of Jesus.
Will you shout your okay-ness like the Pharisees?
Will you continue the life that got you to today?
Will you let Jesus redefine you as the person you were created to be?