This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
Hmmmm that sounds familiar, lets see who else wrote with their finger…
And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God;
The pharisees were trying to prove that Jesus wasn’t God by using the Ten Commandments against Him. This is about a woman caught breaking one of the ten commandments. They knew God can not contradict Himself because He is Truth. Jesus (Son of God, God the Son) is the Word made flesh, He was writing with His finger I think to show He wrote the Ten Commandments as well:
God is a being. He has eyes, a mouth, ears, hands, and He even has fingers. The finger of God is so powerful, it’s frightening. We as believers shouldn’t be afraid of it though, because we know God is good; and He will use it for our benefit.
South of the border often times the sun set casts rays straight upwards, and they look like fingers. They call it Fingers of God. Whenever I see these fingers of God, I have to praise Him. I know he is good, and his fingers are for us.
…consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars…..
Everything that God does is good. The works of his fingers are good. He knows us. He wants us to use what He has made for his glory. The same fingers that God used to write his 10 commandments are the same fingers He used to create the universe. These fingers made us, and they can defend us.
Jesus said in Luke 11:20, “But if I with the finger of God cast out devils…”
Jesus said the finger of God casts out demons. If He made them, he can control them. Jesus used his fingers to heal the sick!
And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
God gave us fingers because we are created in His image. We can use our fingers too. We can use them for good. We can use them to pat a little boy on the head. We can scratch an itch, or reach that last finger full of peanut butter stuck at the bottom of the jar. We can hold our spouses hand, and dial a number to call a friend to encourage.
Fingers are also used to teach. We’ve all heard them, mothers counting off reasons to not give you something, children giving you reasons why you should give them something, and always the example of 1 finger pointing at someone means 3 pointing at yourself.
I use my fingers for my favorite song ever, “Este Dedito”. (This Little Finger). I think I am the only adult that likes it. Kids like it of course.
The song is:
“This little finger went to church. This little finger didn’t. This little finger sang praises to God. This little finger didn’t, but this little finger, such a little finger, do you know what it says? Glory to God’…
Anyway, I like it because the most insignificant finger can do the most important thing ever, to praise God. That is the only reason we are on this earth. To praise God and to make Him known to others.
We can also use our finger for bad purposes. When Winnie first got her driver’s license, she drove alone to the store. She came back red in the face. I asked her how it went. She sat down with a sigh. In a despondent tone she said, “Someone gave me the finger”. I probably shouldn’t have laughed, but I did. We have all been there.
I have pointed my finger at people accusing them. I have had fingers pointed at me as well. It isn’t pleasant.
Amazing how something as small as a finger can bring so much joy, or so much shame.
A finger has power to bless or to curse.
I choose that my little finger, and the rest of my body mind and soul, brings glory to God, and not accuse nor curse anyone.