3Sara Di Diego = "The phrase "pluck out your own eyes, and have given them to me" is a proverbial expression used to express solidarity in a friendship.Work Cited:Attridge, Harold W., Wayne A. Meeks, Jouette M. Bassler, Werner E. Lemke, Susan Niditch, and Eileen M. Schuller. The HarperCollins Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version, including the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books with Concordance. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 2006. Print."
4Cary W = "When we place anyone or any outside system or organization above us, in fear, we become its prisoners. God won our hearts through such gifts of grace, peace, forgiveness and restored fellowship to Himself by opening our eyes to the free gifts in Christ. That is where we must dwell and allow no man or thing to every step in our way. God, our Father is the only power to obey, please or fear."
5Cary W = "How do we sow to the Spirit rather than the flesh? Praying without ceasing, setting aside our urges, wishes, cravings and impulses long enough to yield each one to God, inviting Jesus to come in that moment, and beseeching that God's will alone be done. "Thy will Father, not mine, be done here!""
6Cary W = "When we take any steps to resist temptation and take a stand for the grace of God in Christ, there will be some, who though convicted of the love of God within us, seek to diminish, distract or pollute, so that their conscience will not sting anymore."