devotions

Cut it off! Pluck it out!

April 4, 2019

“…but I say to you that everyone who [so much as] looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye makes you stumble and leads you to sin, tear it out and throw it away [that is, remove yourself from the source of temptation]; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. If your right hand makes you stumble and leads you to sin, cut it off and throw it away [that is, remove yourself from the source of temptation]; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body than for your whole body to go into hell” Matthew 5:28-30, Amplified.

My sister, if you have a friendship in your life that has become a source of temptation for you, you’re going to have to cut it off and remove yourself from that friendship. Anyone that takes you off the course God has you on, whether intentionally or unintentionally, they have to go! Jesus had strong words for us concerning this very thing. He said, if your right eye makes you stumble and leads you to sin, tear it out and throw it away [that is, remove yourself from the source of temptation]; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.”

Cut it off! Pluck it out! Those are strong words that reflect God’s attitude about sin. He’s saying don’t play around with it. Nothing’s worth you losing an eternal life with the Father. Anyone that is not leading you toward a growing relationship with the Lord, but is taking you down a road that is destructive, is not good for you. Anyone that influences you to behave out of character, is not good for you. Anyone that makes you want to sin instead of want to please God, it is not good for you to have a close and personal relationship with them.

It’s best to lose one friend than lose your eternal life with God.

Prayer: Father God, you and I both know what I struggle with. Help me to not play around with sin. I want to glorify you with my life. And if that means I have to remove myself from some relationships that aren’t good for me, then so be it. Strengthen me Lord and help me make wise decisions in my relationships. Bless me Lord with friends that are good for me and who influence me to do what’s pleasing to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Study 1 Corinthians 15:33; Proverbs 13:20)

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11 Comments

  • Reply Ann Lamb April 4, 2019 at 10:11 am

    I am so glad you’re back, missed your messages.

  • Reply Carrie Gordon April 4, 2019 at 10:26 am

    I woke up & read this. I was so so thankful for this reminder! 100% what I needed today. Thank you Jesus & thank you for being a vessel to us. So happy you’re back. Lots of love!

  • Reply Traci April 4, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Always a timely word!! ♥️♥️

  • Reply KG April 4, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Please pray for a friends daughter. Her young adult daughter has struggled with lust of the flesh for many years. Recently it became known that her daughter has been sex texting a few males she encountered online thru social media. She has sent these men pics of herself uncovered. Sadly, this young person has been raised in Church and still lives with her parents. She has been rebellious and disobedient for quite some time regarding the things of God. The mom knows this is a spiritual battle and would appreciate intercessory prayer for her daughter. Only God can help her daughter. Pray for a bucket load of conviction and deliverance and restoration. In Jesus name.

  • Reply R.J Walk By Faith ❤🌷❤🌷❤🌷❤🌷 April 4, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Thank you God for my Sis Keaha and my Soul Sisters and family that tell me continue too trust God words Lord thank you God for allowing me to do what pleasing to you and the name of Jesus Amen ❤❤🌷❤❤

  • Reply Barbara Finch April 4, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you portuphy for asking our fellow sister’s to pray for me.that meant so much to me. Thank you. And keisha and dotk ministries thank you for the timely answer once again in today’s devotional from you
    God bless you all and thank you again. Love Barbara

  • Reply Karen Wiltz April 4, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    AMEN !! Sometimes we know but are too weak to do it

  • Reply Paige April 4, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Welcome Back Sister in Christ.. There were many days that I started to read my DOTK devotional and smiled 😄.
    Thank God for His fresh annointing and His Grace and Mercy placed upon you…Hallelujah!!
    This is God and always on time.. After bible study I messaged my sister about this same topic and some. I’ve been talking to her about this for several years, stressing the importance of here adulterous situation. As always, there’s no responses and I know all I can do is pray for her. I even stressed that I want to see her in heaven with emoji tears 😢.

  • Reply Cinnamon Brooke Tucker April 5, 2019 at 3:44 am

    I love DOTK! The spirit moved through these words! From God’s heart to mine, EVERYTIME!
    THIS IS KINGDOM WORK!
    -Cinnamon

  • Reply DONNIKA April 6, 2019 at 10:11 am

    This Word was Much Needed This Morning. Thank GOD you are a GOD of Second Chances!

  • Reply Alicia April 23, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Please pray for me I am in a relationship that is not pleasing to God I am living in sin with a man that doesn’t deserve me. We fornicate argue and fight almost daily he is not happy and neither am I but he refuses to leave and won’t allow me to leave. He degrades me disrespects me n hits me takes my money and uses drugs. He wasn’t this way at first but he says it’s my fault that I turned him into the person he is so angry and the worst part is that I have a teenager daughter watching all this and try to tell her not to put up with it but I can’t find a way out I pray constantly that he will change or God to change me or separate us I’m lost don’t know to do please pray the perfect will of God to take over in my life I don’t want to hinder my walk

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