Taking Bold Actions for Our Own Sake

Taking Bold Actions for Our Own Sake

29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. Matthew 5:29-30

Jesus’ words here are shocking and bold. The serious nature of sin warrants harsh words. He uses hyperbole to make his point: the lack of self-discipline in the life of a Believer can lead to dire consequences.

More pointedly, if there’s an area of our life that’s causing us to sin, eliminate it.

If there’s a temptation, we need to remove it as a temptation by any means necessary.

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

It’s that simple.

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