Wednesday, May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022
Listen to the Word
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. (Mark 6:43)

In today’s Scripture, Jesus gives an extreme command in order to bring home the importance of using your hands in ways that honor God. Like all of your body, your hands belong to God. It is inappropriate to use them to slap another of his children, or to steal something that isn’t yours, or to make a gesture that would cause your mother to blush. But you can honor God by working hard with your hands, or by lifting them in worship, or by extending them in kindness to someone in need.

Live the Word
Offer your hands to God. Ask him to use them as his tools, and ask him to touch others through you today.