Thursday, May 22, 2008

Osmosis Land

22nd May 2008

And if your eye should cause you to sin, tear it out; it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell where their worm does not die nor their fire go out.
Mark 9:47,48

Jesus is addressing His disciples, focusing on the seriousness of sin. He emphasises that sin is not something we can can "learn to live with", but something to be cut off and torn out. It is better to be blind than suffer the consequences of sin.

This well known verse always causes me to squirm. It is what I behold that can stimulate the temptation to sin. Visual temptation is everywhere, from magazines in the corner dairy to pornography on the internet. It is easy to become comfortable with this type of sin. Jesus is saying put it in right perspective - Hell is a hot place that never cools.
Earthsuit have a great line in one of their songs, called Osmosis Land - "What we behold we become".
Today I start being vigilant as to where my eyes rip off and go. I want to focus more in entering the Kingdom, even with one eye.

Jesus, I can't do this alone. Send me your spirit to strengthen me, that I may be with you in Your Kingdom.
Little Flower, please pray for me.

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