The Daily Word: Sunday, February 28th, 2021
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire–where “Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.” – Mk. 9:47-48
There is a place called hell. It will be full of fire. Jesus does not mince words as He explained to His disciples what is at stake here. If anything in your life causes you to sin, pluck it out. Get rid of it! Even if it means losing your own eye (v 47), foot (v 45) or hand (v 43). You must do everything you possibly can to avoid this place called hell. Because suffering for the lost will not be for a moment or a time; it will be forever.
And this is why you need Jesus. You are far from perfect. You have things in your life that cause you to sin! And even if you tried your whole entire life, you couldn’t pluck them all out. So Jesus – the Son of God – lived a perfect life in your place. And when you receive His sacrifice, you are “hidden” in Him (Col. 3:3). God will no longer look at you and see your sin! He will look at you and see His Son.
Receive Jesus. Be washed clean: as “white as snow” (Isa. 1:18)! He will remove a lifetime of sin in one moment, and you will be with Him in paradise (Lk. 23:43).
Father, thank You for making me clean: as white as snow. Jesus, thank You for saving me from hell! Not only did You spare me from hell fire; You also welcomed me with open arms into Heaven. And I will spend the rest of my life telling all the world just how amazing You are!
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