Hershael York is a preaching professor at Southern Seminary, and he delivered a message in chapel yesterday that is worth your time to listen to. The text is Matthew 5:27-30, and the message is titled “The Look of Lust Is in Your Eyes.” Dr. York argues, among other things, that gouging out eyes and cutting off hands may not be figural. If it comes down to it, he says that it would be better to lose the body parts than to be enslaved to sin. To put it in his terms, “Sin never can survive a cost-benefit analysis.”[audio:http://www.sbts.edu/media/audio/spring2012/20120214-york.mp3]
You can listen to the message above, download the audio here, or watch the video below.
Would the typical guy have to gouge his brain? Maybe a lobotomy will do? Or chemical castration…
Yes, we need to pluck out our eyes every now and then. Lust is an ugly beast.
I love Hershael. Getting to intern under him for a year was a great experience. I learned a lot.