-Jesus is warning us that it is such a great deal to cause others to sin or to stumble. We can both be the cause to make someone else stumble, or the cause to make ourselves stumble, if we don’t guard our hearts. -Proverbs 4:23-27 tells us that guarding your heart means watching out for what your hands touch, what your feet chases after and what your eyes see. Jesus is so intentionally radical in this matter that He tells us that one who causes his brother to sin should be thrown into the sea (that’s not compassionate at all); and He says, if that is not enough for us—maybe we can excuse ourselves in our minds saying that we haven’t been the cause for anyone to stumble—we are still warned, we are still in danger of making ourselves to stumble being deceived by our own heart. He is likewise very radical when He tells us the solution, “ cut it off , and tear it out .” Both solutions are pretty painful, yet conditional to make it to heaven. Whatever that’s taking your attraction, your feelings, your desires, your senses away from Christ; you must cut it off and tear it out. If something stands between you and Christ will finally send you to hell. -Lord, give us undivided hearts that touch, chase after and see the majesty and transcendence of your Son.
"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y cualquiera que haga tropezar a uno de estos pequeñitos que creen en mí,
it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck
mejor le fuera si le hubieran atado al cuello una piedra de molino de las que mueve un asno,
and he were thrown into the sea.
y lo hubieran echado al mar.
And if your hand causes you to sin,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y si tu mano te es ocasión de pecar,
cut it off.
It is better for you to enter life crippled
te es mejor entrar en la vida manco,
than with two hands to go to hell,
que teniendo las dos manos ir al infierno,
to the unquenchable fire.
al fuego inextinguible.
And if your foot causes you to sin,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y si tu pie te es ocasión de pecar,
cut it off.
It is better for you to enter life lame
te es mejor entrar cojo a la vida,
than with two feet to be thrown into hell.
que teniendo los dos pies ser echado al infierno,
And if your eye causes you to sin,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y si tu ojo te es ocasión de pecar,
tear it out.
It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye
te es mejor entrar al reino de Dios con un solo ojo,
than with two eyes to be thrown into hell,
que teniendo dos ojos ser echado al infierno,
'where their worm does not die
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 donde el gusano de ellos no muere,
and the fire is not quenched.'
y el fuego no se apaga.
For everyone will be salted with fire.
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Porque todos serán salados con fuego.
Salt is good,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 La sal es buena;
but if the salt has lost its saltiness,
pero si la sal se vuelve insípida,
how will you make it salty again?
¿con qué la sazonaréis?
Have salt in yourselves,
Tened sal en vosotros
and be at peace with one another."
y estad en paz los unos con los otros.