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HOW CRAZY ARE YOU?

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.  Matthew 5:29-30

There have been recent stories in the news and on the internet of a man who had his hand stuck in a furnace for days, only to come to the conclusion that he would be forced to cut off his arm in order to save his life.  One could only imagine what reasoning must have been going through his mind to come to such a conclusion.

Another incident happened a few years ago with a man in the wild.  He was hiking and rock climbing when a huge boulder trapped his arm.  After a few days, his only chance for survival was to cut off part of his arm, cutting through the bone without medicine to mask the pain.

What kind of bravery would these actions take?  What kind of pain did they think they would endure versus what they truly had to endure?  Were they crazy?

In the verses above, Jesus asks us the same questions.  What kind of bravery do you have to “take up your cross” and follow Him, wholly forsaking the world and embracing His suffering?  What kind of pain are you willing to endure for the cause of the cross?  Do you have a love for Him as crazy as His love is for you?

Jesus Christ was willing to give up His life for you.  Are you willing to give up your life for Him?  How crazy are you?

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