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“And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.” Matthew 5:30 NKJV

There are two ways that the word sin may be defined in the New Testament. One is something that may cause one to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to obey, which in our case is the Lord.

The second is to cause one to be offended with God by causing them to see in Him something they disapprove and hindering the individual from acknowledging his authority.

In our theme scripture, the command Jesus gives sounds extreme but in light of our two definitions above, we carry the will both to allow outward circumstances to distort what we know about God or to radically refuse to let any of the latter teint what we know to be true about His character and faithfulness.

For example, your social media accounts could be the catalyst of your comparison, jealousy, depression, laziness, fear and anger, withdraw from it and minister to your soul the truth of what God has said about you (Psalm 139:14). Such are the ways you may gauge your eye or cut your hand.

Child of God, you have the spirit of God in you which gives you understanding, and whether it is your eye or your hand or the meditations of your heart and thoughts in your mind that cause you to distrust the One whom you love, make a conscious decision to dissociate.

Prayer: Father I thank you for this wisdom. I guard my heart jealously and think on things noble of praise. I stand as a watchman concerning outward circumstances and how they influence my responses in light of who I know you to be. I am the redeemed of the Lord and my lips will testify of only that, in Jesus name. 


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