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No, you can’t play around with sin. You can’t leave room for it in your life at all.
Give sin and inch and it will take a mile. A marriage. A career. A ministry. Sin will go the distance and take your life.
Jesus - Terms - Sermon - Mount
Jesus addressed this in rather extreme, harsh terms in his sermon on the mount.
If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into ****. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into ****.
Jesus - Hyperbole - Point - Sin - Tries
Jesus wasn’t being literal. He was speaking in hyperbole, but his point is strong. When sin tries to trap you, take radical action.
In talking with men who want to overcome addictions or repeating sinful behaviors, it’s so common to encounter a seriousness when it comes to wanting forgiveness for what has already been committed, but a half-hearted approach to the prevention of recurrence.
Affair - Friends
I had an affair. That’s over, but I can still be friends with her, right?
No. Cut it off.
Web - Filtering - Accountability
I looked at porn habitually, but I can still browse the web without any filtering or accountability, right?
No. Cut it off.
Drunk - Night - Beer - Boys
I got a little drunk almost every night, but I can still have a beer with the boys now and then,...
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