Matthew 5:27- 30
In His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches us His way of living in the Kingdom.
- Did the Holy Spirit speak to you about anything today?
- What did Jesus mean when He says in Matthew 5:28, “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” What are the consequences of the lust Jesus talks about?
- Do you think Jesus is literally asking us to gouge out our eye or cut off our hand? By using these metaphors how is Jesus emphasizing the importance of protecting our minds and spirits from temptation in this area? What are some practical, specific ways that we can “gouge out our eyes” and “cut off our hands” to fight lust and to experience sexual faithfulness and purity of heart?
- Where do you personally set up your “security fences” relating to lust?
- What are some ways that we can heal from or protect from inordinate lust?
Read ahead in next week’s text: Matthew 5:31-37