SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
Scripture: Mark 9:42,43
Mark 9:42,43 says, “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched—…” Jesus is making it clear that if we are going to walk in the dominion that moves God’s Hand, we are going to have to walk in a place where we deal with issues of corruption. Samuel’s willingness to take action, as opposed to Eli’s unwillingness to take action, ultimately reflected the outcome of their priesthood. One moved God’s Hand for justice and the other could not. Jesus is giving us the reason for relentlessly confronting sin and it goes back to the covenant of salt. It is the issue of dominion, it is the issue of relationship and it is the issue of obedience.