JANUARY 22

IT IS BETTER TO LOOSE ONE PART OF YOUR BODY

Matthew 5:29-30 “If your right eye causes you to sin, 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. And if your right hand causes you to sin, 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.”

During one of my clinics a young lady told me that her eye was only sick and it hadn’t sinned so it wasn’t necessary for us to pluck it out. She only needed medicine for her eye.

I don’t think anyone today would pluck out an eye if it caused someone to sin.

I asked her, “What is the meaning of an eye that sins?”

She didn’t know.

If you see something you want like money, a beautiful dress, or a pair of shoes and you keep looking at it, so you long for it so much that you steal it, then your eye has caused you to sin.

We should get rid of the causes of sin in our lives and not allow a small wrong or offense to control us and lead us to a bigger sin.

Lord Jesus, help us get rid of the little sins before they destroy us.

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About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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