By David McNeely
God HATES sin.
Sin WRECKS people, places, and things.
Creation is PAYING THE PRICE for our sin.
Jesus tells us to deal harshly with it. Plucking out eyes and cutting of hands should not be taken literally but rather as a call to grab sin by the throat. The Holy Spirit promises to give us the power to do it. He loves giving that power.
The ultimate reason we are to deal harshly with it is because we want to love what God loves and hate what God hates. That’s the driving force.