Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If your right hand...

Sometimes what's around us becomes so prevalent, that we don't even think about it anymore. 

Matthew 5:30 says, “If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell.

I'm not promoting self-mutilation here.  Jesus is using exaggeration to help us get the point.  According to the commentary, it goes something like this,

"The avoidance of temptation may involve drastic sacrifices like severing relationships OR the renunciation of favorite activities."

When is the last time you to make a drastic sacrifice to avoid temptation?  So many people encounter temptation when they log on to social media, and yet they are not willing to renounce their favorite activities to avoid sin.  I'm challenging you right now!  Think about a drastic sacrifice you could make to avoid temptations you encounter via social media.  Take the step.  Do it.  In the next few days, I'm going to be sharing some of the Scriptural points that God has helped me to apply to my use of social type media.  Please don't tune me out.  I know how much we all like our down time, our "me" time... our "connectedness," but is it worth sin???

Take a look at the rest of the series here:

- What does it make you think about?
- Are there too many words?

 - Are you reading gossip or gossiping?
- Is it slander?
- Is it unwholesome?
- Is it unfit for use God’s use?
- Is it foul, filthy or coarse?
- Does it grieve the Holy Spirit?
- Is it silly talk?
- Is it a word fitly spoken?
- Are you busy-bodying?
- Do you blab your good works?
- Are you wasting time or being idle?
- Is it first world drama?
 - Is it bad company?
- Is it the appropriate medium of communication?

- Is it promoting “WITH” for the best interests of my family?

What will you do now?