Matthew 5: 29: And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30: And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Jesus is focused. His determination to see us succeed in reaching our eternal destiny on good terms is infectious. When you meet Jesus, you meet determination to get to Heaven, His Father’s throne room. His determination affects everything He says and does. He is focused that we would be there with Him. He is focused that whatever would get in our way would be eliminated. Though it may sound warped when you read these verses, remember He is focused to see you succeed.
ACT! Think of one thing you could eliminate from your week that would help you grow.
PRAY! Father, You are unfathomable. You are so focused to see me grow and live a healthy, productive life that leads me into Your presence. In Your presence is joy, Father. Help me to eliminate in my life whatever leads me away from You and Your presence. Help me to make hard decisions that lead to You.