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Coram Deo: Daily Meditations on God’s Presence - Friday, July 26, 2013

The Seriousness of Sin

Matthew 18:7–9

Dr. John MacArthur echoes Jesus’ somber warning in Matthew 5:29: “Sin must be dealt with drastically because of its deadly effects” (The MacArthur Bible Commentary, p. 1,131). Refraining from speaking privately with a certain person might be what keeps you from gossiping; throwing away your computer may be the right course of action if you struggle with looking at pornography. Whatever it takes, all of us must do what is needed to flee sin and temptation.

For further study:

Proverbs 5

The Bible in a year:

Psalms 47–49

For the weekend:

Psalms 50–55

Coram Deo from TableTalk Magazine, Matthew Studies. Copyright © 2008 by Ligonier Ministries.