A young woman is brought to Jesus, a victim of the exploitation of the Pharisees. She will be a tool to try and bring Jesus down. Either He’s just or gracious. Choose either one and He’s done for. Jesus finds a way to be both. Gracious to this adulterous woman, and just by condemning himself for her sin. Grace Wins!
The Parable of the Prodigal Son, should actually be called the Parable of the Compassionate Father. Follow the story of two young men in two different path, who unfortunately misunderstand their Father. It’s also a lesson that Jesus teaches the Pharisees about God’s heart toward sinners. He loves them, and when compassion and justice are put against each other, Compassion will win with God, because Jesus took upon himself justice.
We give different definitions for justice and righteousness than the Bible does; and it makes a huge different when we thinking about God as judging us. Also we humans like to talk about equality and justice and often fail short because we first start with equality and leave out justice. While God starts with justice, which can seem unfair at the moment, but it ultimately turn out to be true equality.