Serious Business

seriously-face-meme-all-funnySome things in life are goofy and silly.  These are things that we can play around with and think about as being too important or not a big deal.

And then there are things that are very important.  There are things that are very serious business and matter greatly. They are of utmost importance and change the entire scope our lives, our families, everything.  Some things in life are, not to be to serious, are just serious business.

Jesus talks about these things today.  Listen to what He says in Matthew 5:29-30:

If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

Now, is Jesus wanting us to start cutting off our hands and gorging out our eyes?  I don’t thing so.  He is not wanting us to take this verse as a command, but He does want us to do this.

Stop.

Think.

Examine.

What is it in your life that is pulling you away from Him?  What is it in your life that is keeping you from Him.  A.W. Tozer once wrote, “Whatever keeps me from my Bible is my enemy, however harmless it may appear to be.”

What is it your life that is keeping you from God?  God wants us to know just how serious it is.  We need Him. Every moment.  Every second.  Every day.  And anything, anything that keeps us from Him is not good.

Today, this is serious business.  What is keeping us from God. And will we allow that to take root in our lives?  Or will we give that over to God and focus on Him.

What will we do?

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