“If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than to have two hands or two feet and be cast into the eternal fire. Matthew 18:8
Cut off your hand or foot! What is Jesus saying here? Often when Jesus spoke he got peoples attention. He knew how to make a point, so is Jesus instructing us to literally cut off our hands and feet? No of course not, its symbolic for cutting out our sin
Satan plants many stumbling blocks to trap us into sin, drugs, alcohol, pornography, greed, these are all stumbling blocks that cause us to lose our soul. Jesus is saying Cut Them Out! Cut out the temptations that are causing you to sin, for its better to live without the temporary pleasures of this world then spend an eternity condemned.
“If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than to have two eyes and be cast into the fiery hell. Matthew 18:9
Jesus goes on to say the same thing, whatever sin is causing you to stumble, Cut it out! Its better to suffer in this temporary world than to lose your eternal salvation with God. But many people continue to “live like there is no tomorrow” but for Christians there is always a tomorrow, as death is not the end but just the beginning!
Don’t lose your soul for temporary pleasures, Cut them out in Jesus Name Amen!