Image by jimforest via Flickr“How happy are those who have no doubts about me!”
What kind of “prisons” tend to bring out doubts for you regarding Jesus?
The moving words of Ruth to Naomi as she pledged her commitment, are reflective of the commitment we must make “Whither thou goest I will go; and where thou lodgest I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.”
When you doubt, don’t turn away from him, turn to him.
(Matthew 5:29-30)”So if your right eye causes you to sin, take it out and throw it away! It is much better for you to lose a part of your body than to have your whole body thrown into hell. If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away! It is much better for you to lose one of your limbs than to have your whole body go off to hell.”
What is Jesus’ point in using such exaggerated language?
I believe we have here a fairly strong statement of how important it is to obey God. Obedience is worth more than readiness to perform the outward obligations of religion as indicated in (1 Samuel 15:22-23). Examine your life for anything that causes you to sin, and take every necessary action to remove it.
(James 1:19-21)”Remember this, my dear brothers! Everyone must be quick to listen, but slow to speak and slow to become angry. Man’s anger does not achieve God’s righteous conduct. Submit to God and accept the word that he plants in your hearts, which is able to save you.”
What from God’s Word here will you put into action this week?
Control of our will is vital to our progress. Turning from evil and to God’s control, is what is expected of us. If you truly wish to be obedient to God, it means turning your life totally over to God. Just as an athlete must turn control of his life to a coach, we must do the same, plus.