Kerrigan Skelly explains how Jesus’ lust warning in Matthew 5 is absolutely serious! @ 39:00
“What I think Jesus is trying to communicate right here using hyperbole [overstatement to make a graphic point] is to teach this truth:
Do whatever it takes to get rid of the sin. Do whatever it takes. Why? Because your sin will cost you everything, everything in the end. And it’s better to lose whatever you have to lose than to keep sinning and lose Jesus and salvation. It’s better to get rid of whatever you need to get rid of to stop from going to eternal hell in the end.
Lust also many times involves the use of your hand or your hands. The same principle applies to verse 30 as to verse 29.
The question remains: is a little bit of pleasure you receive from lust worth everything: your life, your soul, your eternity? And if you answer ‘no,’ you need to prove it by your actions.”
Sermon on the Mount 7 – Lust, Adultery & Victory Over Both – Matthew 5:27-30 – Kerrigan Skelly — “Is a little bit of pleasure you receive from lust worth everything: your life, your soul, your *eternity*?”