Act quickly. It’s only common sense.
The news this week is that, if you suspect you could have coronavirus or have been exposed to it in some way, self-isolate without delay. The idea that a person should be isolated speedily in order to prevent the spread of communicable diseases has been around for centuries.
Quick intervention is also necessary for spiritual disease, which is sometimes called sin. Sin, be it lying, abuse, gossip, cheating, violence or whatever, harms yourself and other people. Just like a disease, it needs to be recognised, isolated and dealt with before it spreads and gets out of hand.
One man, Jesus Christ, said that we should take drastic action as soon as we see the onset of sin. What if we raise our right hand as if to strike someone else? Then, he suggests figuratively, cut it off! He’s not talking about self-mutilation, but he is talking about isolating the problem and dealing with it right away.
And, just like the medical profession is there to advise those dealing with coronavirus, so Jesus is here to help us address and overcome our sins.
It’s not too late.
Act quickly to stop sin in its tracks.
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