Week 4.7 Adultery
1. Bible Reading: Matthew 5:27-30
What is worse than losing a part of the body?
When Jesus said to get rid of your hand or your eye, he was speaking figuratively. He didn’t mean literally to gouge out your eye, because even a blind person can lust. But if that were the only choice, it would be better to go into heaven with one eye or hand than to go to hell with two. We sometimes tolerate sins in our life that, left unchecked, could eventually destroy us. It is better to experience the pain of removal (getting rid of a bad habit or something we treasure, for instance) than to allow the sin to bring judgement and condemnation. Examine your life for anything that causes you to sin, and take every necessary action to remove it.
- NLT Life Application Study Bible
Without actually dismembering yourself, what practical measures can you take to prevent yourself from wrongdoing?
Dear Lord, please grant me the courage to do what is right and to implement whatever is necessary to do so. Thank you that you always provide a way out of temptation.
6. Verse of the Week:
Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.