Saturday, July 21, 2012
Remove Sin From Your Life
Remove Sin From Your Life “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.” Matthew 5:20 This past week I heard the story of a man who was clearing land in Pennsylvania. In the process, a tree rolled onto his leg causing a severe break and pinning him to the ground. He called for help, but no one came. He concluded that the only way to save his life would be to cut off his leg. So he made a tourniquet out of his shoestrings and proceeded to cut off his leg just below the knee. He then crawled to his truck where he drove to the nearest house who took him to the hospital. This man knew that he must remove a part of his body in order to live. This story reminded me about the scripture above, and just how much humans love to live. Jesus tells us that if one part of our body begins to contaminate the rest of our body that we need to remove it before it destroys all our body. Sin also can spread throughout us and destroy us, and Jesus warns us to be aware of this in so many ways. “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28. Many people think that what they do with their bodies and their minds is no big deal, however if it’s sin that is driving them, it is still a sin and will eventually lead them to hell. Jesus is telling us that we must remove whatever is driving us to sin. If it is our eyes we must remove them, if it is our hearts we must change them. Whatever is causing us to remain in sin must be removed, because left unchecked it will contaminate and destroy the rest of us. God’s final judgment will determine the fate for each of us, and will decide whether we live forever in heaven with God, or face our eternity in hell, and the removal of sin from our life is critical. My Daily Devotional Volume III May 17 Robert William Brock, Jr.