HOST: Michael Whitworth
SPONSOR: Logos Bible Software
“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.
Jesus, in this passage, drives home a point that is largely lost in our world—the horrible nature and danger of sin. In our world, the concept of sin has been minimized or illegitimized to the point that we are often no longer to call any action sin, regardless of how reprehensible it is. Permissiveness and tolerance have replaced righteousness and faithfulness. But Jesus’ words are still as true now as when He spoke them. He came to rescue us from sin, but it continues to threaten us. Sin is dangerous, destructive, and deadly. It is pervasive and if allowed, will invade our lives and take us away from God. Therefore, Jesus says, we must constantly be on guard against falling into sin and against leading others into its path. Avoid it all cost, Jesus says, for the price of sin is far too high.
Why do you think that the world doesn’t see the horrible nature of sin?
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