Writing is so essential for me , as I can imagine it is for my amazing blog family . I have numerous notebooks that I use over the years to document sermons , scriptures I hear in passing and my personal quiet time . If you do not already know how important writing is , try going an entire semester without taking notes , keypoints and possible exam questions and see how much you would remember .
Ezra was a ready scribe who had knowledge of the law .
“This Ezra went up from Babylon. He was a scribe skilled in the Law (the five books) of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given; and the king granted him everything that he asked, for the hand of the LORD his God was on him.”
Ezra 7:6 AMP
Scribes were noted not only for their documentation but for their practice of the law . After all , what is the use of writing if it does not have a purpose ? The Jews has a copy of the law and that constituted the canon of the Old Testament . There is a special blessing for those who write .
“Now the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery. They made her stand in the center of the court, and they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the very act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women [to death]. So what do You say [to do with her—what is Your sentence]?” They said this to test Him, hoping that they would have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and began writing on the ground with His finger. However, when they persisted in questioning Him, He straightened up and said, “He who is without [any] sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Then He stooped down again and started writing on the ground. They listened [to His reply], and they began to go out one by one, starting with the oldest ones, until He was left alone, with the woman [standing there before Him] in the center of the court.”
John 8:3-9 AMP
In John 8:3-9 , Jesus was confronted by the scribes and Pharisees who sought to ensure that the adulterous woman received the death sentence . What happened next was one of the most amazing actions in history . Jesus Christ stooped down to write on the ground . Even though we do not know what Jesus Christ wrote , the repercussions of what he wrote were more apparent than what he could have possibly written. The scribes and Pharisees left .
Jesus Christ rewrote my story when I have my life to him in October 2008 and in 2016. The consequence of my sins were death and destruction . That was my sentence . Thankfully, in return , I received love and grace .
You can experience this too . Jesus Christ is rewriting your story . Where the law and orders seemingly are against you , Jesus Christ can rewrite your story with two words : Mercy and Grace . You can be let off the hook because Jesus Christ rewrites your story in the presence of those who accuse you. Your script has changed !
Be blessed !
3 thoughts on “Day 13 – My Jesus Journal – The Faithful Scribe”
This is profound, God bless you!
I really like how you’ve explained this topic, Melissa. I was just making some journal notes myself about “scribing” the other day, so I really appreciate finding this!
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Amazing! Thanks so so much Jennifer ! God bless you !