Make it invisible.

Series: Atomic Habits | Week 3: Breaking Up With Bad Habits

Read Matthew 5:29

“So if your eye—even your good eye—causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.”

1. Which sense does Jesus focus on in this verse?
2. What does He say is the reason for keeping our eyes from temptation?
3. Why does Jesus speak in such extreme terms regarding sin?

Jesus used extreme language to teach us how to approach temptation. He reminds us that instead of just trying really hard to resist a particular sin struggle, we should remove anything from our lives that will tempt us to sin. Perhaps social media continually leaves you feeling anxious and afraid. Consider removing the app from your phone or deleting your account completely. Spend some time today considering what serious steps you can take to remove the cue—what you see that can tempt you into sin. Once you’ve identified what to remove, do it! Tell a trusted friend or family member and allow them to hold you accountable.

For Further Reading: What Do You Feed Your Eyes?
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For Families with Kids at Home
What temptations do your kids deal with, even now? Spend some time today praying for your kids specifically, and ask for God’s guidance as He helps you teach your kids how to fight temptation.

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