The Trail of Discarded Eyeballs

Every Christian should have a trail of discarded eyeballs behind them.

At least, that’s what Jesus said:

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. (Matthew 18:9)

These are hard words. Radical words. Words that make me slightly uncomfortable. If anything causes me to sin, I need to get rid of it.

We need to let these words work their way through every area of our lives. Does a television show cause me to sin? I need to stop watching it? A book? Shut it. A friendship? End it. A hobby? Kill it.

The point is, I should have a trail of discarded things that lead me in to sin behind me. Sin leads to destruction and slavery. It’s not to be played with or tolerated. It’s to be cut off. Amputated. Ripped out. Killed. So that we might have life.

Lord, help me be radical in my fight against sin.

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