Do you still have an eye?
“But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.” – Matthew 5:28-29
This passage and the amazing way church people try to skip around it is always a cause for considerable humor for me. Why? Because I am a man, was a teenager and don’t live in a cave – but even if I did it wouldn’t matter!
Every single time I speak of, write about or mention Grace there is invariably the a “fulfiller” there – a “fulfiller” is the person who says, “Well Jesus didn’t come to change the law only fulfill it!” To which I ask as I did as a young upstart punk preachers kid, “Ok what does fulfill mean?”
Fulfill means to meet ALL the requirements for that which is needed! In other words the law has been met at the point that it needed to be and the requirements of it are no longer open but filled.
When a person comes to Jesus and accepts what He did on the cross – ALL the needs for the law are fulfilled for that person as that person now and forever more has Jesus living inside them!
The reason for the law and the increase of the law that Jesus made while here on earth with sight sins – like above and thought sins as in a previous passage – is that the law was designed to show us our wickedness!
Once in Christ we are no longer wicked as we wear the robes of righteousness of the new creation that He made us!
The option to this belief is the “Uncomfort Zone”!
In the Uncomfort Zone we are left with either obeying what Jesus said and or what the OT law said OR making a goofy excuse and justification for why we are not following it.
What’s it going to be for you a blind man’s cane due to an eye gouging ceremony or Grace?