Some people have sadly misunderstood the words of Jesus here and cut off parts of their bodies as a way of avoiding sin. Not only does this fail to keep you from sinning, it isn’t what Jesus wants. Today I’ll be teaching on what Jesus meant by “cut off your hand,” “cut off your foot,” and “gouge out your eye.” His words, when understood rightly, are still extreme – they just aren’t about causing physical harm.
Another HUGE issue in this passage is Jesus trying to wake us up as to the eternal consequences of choosing sin over God. May we be woken up and may we follow His commands to be salt in this world.
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