Day 2679 – Cutting Out Your Eye – or – How To Grow In Life

This morning, I listened to a message about this verse:
If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.” Matthew 5:29 ESV

About two years ago, we started to take this verse seriously when we stopped watching anything with nudity. This was an area of our lives where we need to “cut out our eyes.” It’s not easy, it’s annoying as anything to get excited about watching a movie or show only to find there is nudity. But, I have to say, having a “nudity-free” mind is SO refreshing!

The main topic of the message was continual sin. Things that you just cannot stop doing. I’ve made huge strides in some major sins in my life over the past few years. It’s been amazing. But there are still lingering “nice but major” sins like pride. There are still things that drag me down. One of them is depression/discouragement/”can’t get out of bed.” I’ve been thinking that I need to come up with ways to combat this, things that will pull me out of that pit and help me to find joy again. This sermon was a great reminder to do so. I’m still noodling what that will look like, but I have a feeling cutting out some Facebook will be a part of it.

Are there areas in your life you need to take a knife to the eye? Have you taken drastic measures to cut things out?

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