John 8:4-9 (NIV)
4"Teacher," they said to Jesus, "this woman was caught in the very act of
adultery. 5The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?" 6They were
trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus
stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. 7They kept demanding an
answer, so he stood up again and said, "All right, stone her. But let those who
have never sinned throw the first stones!" 8Then he stooped down again and
wrote in the dust. 9When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by
one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the
crowd with the woman.

Pharisees and teachers of the law came forward as accusers bringing a woman who
had been caught in adultery. These who knew the law presented their accusations
to Jesus hoping He would say something they could use against Him. But Jesus
stooped to the ground and started writing in the dust. While no one knows what
Jesus wrote, it's possible Jesus wrote out the 10 commandments to remind the
"teachers of the law" all 10 commandments instead of just the 1 they were
focusing on. One by one the accusers left, the oldest first perhaps because
life's experience gave them more wisdom to see their own faults and accept
their sin.

The book of Revelation tells us the Devil stands before God accusing God's
faithful day and night. But Jesus said of Satan in John 8, "When he lies, it is
consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies." Jesus
our savior knows the truth. Satan can accuse all day long, but the truth is
Jesus paid the price for our sins and Jesus will stand up for us all day and
night defending us. Jesus is our greatest friend and we should never, never
forget. If you have ever felt the weight of the accuser against you, remember
his character. Then remember the character of your Lord and Savior, His
greatness, His love, His kindness, His truthfulness, His mercy, His grace, His
understanding, His compassion, His peace. Pray and acknowledge the Lord for who
He is.