Monday, March 07, 2011

Change your heart

In Matthew 5:27-30 we find this, "If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away." As well said of the hand and foot.
Question? Can your eye, hand, or foot ... cause you to sin?

The key to understanding this is in verse 28... "in his heart." Jesus is pointing out that it is in the heart that sin originates ... and the religious leaders efforts to control the heart by outward efforts ... don't eat, don't touch, etc. ... were useless in controlling the heart.

Christ is mocking the idea of ones "eye" causing one to sin. In this He is demonstrating the powerlessness of The Law to change a persons life.

Don't cut off your hand ... change your heart.

xtnyoda, shalomed



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