Jesus said in Luke 17:1, “It is impossible that no offenses should come. But woe to him through whom they do come!”

Offenses or stumbling blocks are a part of life. We all face them on a daily basis because we live in a fallen world.

In fact, it seems that temptation is on every corner attempting to lure us into sin.

Jesus understands that, but He issues a stern warning; don’t be the stumbling block, don’t be the offense, don’t be the temptation. It’s one thing to stumble, it’s another thing to be the one causing others to stumble.

In other words, don’t allow the enemy to use you in his game, don’t become his pawn.

You see, as believers we are to reflect Jesus, not the enemy. So, when we engage in conduct that is questionable or conversations that are critical and judgmental, we are not reflecting Jesus, we’re reflecting the enemy. We’re actually being used by him to make others stumble.

In order to prevent the enemy from using us, we have to keep our guard up. We must walk in the Spirit to ensure that our attitudes, our words, and our actions are building others up for God’s glory instead of causing them to stumble into the enemy’s trap.

So, let’s try our best not to trip anyone up today.


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