For Your Consideration
Q: What does this teach us about personal relationships? Can we win someone to the Light if we’re engaged in sin with them? What should we do?
“If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out 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 be thrown into hell. 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.”
— Matthew 5:29-30
“But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.”
— Ephesians 4:20-24
Q: Does this apply just to relationships? Are there parts of your life in which you reside completely within the enemy’s territory? How long will you be able to resist?