Saturday, September 4, 2021

Cause NO ONE to FALL

 

JESUS loves little children.

Matthew 19:13-14

King James Version

13 Then were there brought unto him little children, 

that he should put his hands on them, 

and pray: 

and the disciples rebuked them.

14 But Jesus said, 

Suffer little children, 

and forbid them not, 

to come unto me: 

for of such is the kingdom of heaven.


Scripture's very clear.

We are not to hinder our brothers, and sisters.

We are not to cause them to sin, or to stray.

We are not to be the reason they become disappointed, disillusioned, turn bitter, are ruined, are hurt, or perish.

We are not be a stumbling block in their way to knowing more about God.

We are to love them, and lead them back to the LORD, in the manner the LORD wants.

These verses are admonitions to those who hinder others from getting close to God, or enjoying the MINISTRY of GOD.

Genesis 24:56

King James Version

56 And he said unto them, 

Hinder me not, 

seeing the Lord hath prospered my way; 

send me away that I may go to my master.


Leviticus 19:14

King James Version

14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, 

nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, 

but shalt fear thy God

I am the Lord.


Isaiah 57:14-16

King James Version

14 And shall say, 

Cast ye up, 

cast ye up, 

prepare the way, 

take up the stumblingblock 

out of the way of my people.

15 For thus saith the high and lofty One 

that inhabiteth eternity, 

whose name is Holy

I dwell in the high and holy place, 

with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, 

to revive the spirit of the humble, 

and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

16 For I will not contend for ever, 

neither will I be always wroth:

 for the spirit should fail before me, 

and the souls which I have made.


Ezekiel 36:15

King James Version

15 Neither will I cause men to hear in thee 

the shame of the heathen any more, 

neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the people any more, 

neither shalt thou cause thy nations 

to fall any more, 

saith the Lord God.


Joel 2:8

King James Version

8 Neither shall one thrust another; 

they shall walk every one in his path

and when they fall upon the sword, 

they shall not be wounded.


Malachi 2:7-8

King James Version

7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, 

and they should seek the law at his mouth: 

for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

8 But ye are departed out of the way; 

ye have caused many to stumble at the law; 

ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, 

saith the Lord of hosts.


Matthew 13:41

King James Version

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, 

and they shall gather out of his kingdom 

all things that offend, 

and them which do iniquity;


Matthew 16:21-23

King James Version

21 From that time forth began Jesus 

to shew unto his disciples, 

how that he must go unto Jerusalem, 

and suffer many things of the elders 

and chief priests and scribes, 

and be killed, 

and be raised again the third day.

22 Then Peter took him, 

and began to rebuke him, 

saying, 

Be it far from thee, 

Lord: 

this shall not be unto thee.

23 But he turned, 

and said unto Peter, 

Get thee behind me, 

Satan: 

thou art an offence unto me: 

for thou savourest not the things that be of God, 

but those that be of men.


Matthew 18:7

King James Version

7 Woe unto the world because of offences! 

for it must needs be that offences come; 

but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!


Matthew 26:6-13

King James Version

6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, 

in the house of Simon the leper,

7 There came unto him a woman 

having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, 

and poured it on his head

as he sat at meat.

8 But when his disciples saw it, 

they had indignation, 

saying, 

To what purpose is this waste?

9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, 

and given to the poor.

10 When Jesus understood it, 

he said unto them, 

Why trouble ye the woman? 

for she hath wrought a good work upon me.

11 For ye have the poor always with you; 

but me ye have not always.

12 For in that she hath poured this ointment 

on my body, 

she did it for my burial.

13 Verily I say unto you, 

Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached 

in the whole world, 

there shall also this, 

that this woman hath done, 

be told for a memorial of her.


Mark 9:38-40

King James Version

38 And John answered him, 

saying, 

Master, 

we saw one casting out devils in thy name, 

and he followeth not us: 

and we forbad him

because he followeth not us.

39 But Jesus said, 

Forbid him not: 

for there is no man which shall do a miracle 

in my name, 

that can lightly speak evil of me.

40 For he that is not against us is on our part.


Luke 10:38-42

King James Version

38 Now it came to pass, 

as they went, 

that he entered into a certain village: 

and a certain woman named Martha 

received him into her house.

39 And she had a sister called Mary, 

which also sat at Jesus' feet, 

and heard his word.

40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, 

and came to him, 

and said, 

Lord, 

dost thou not care that my sister 

hath left me to serve alone? 

bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, 

Martha, 

Martha, 

thou art careful and troubled about many things:

42 But one thing is needful: 

and Mary hath chosen that good part, 

which shall not be taken away from her.


Luke 17:1-2

King James Version

17 Then said he unto the disciples, 

It is impossible but that offences will come: 

but woe unto him, 

through whom they come!

2 It were better for him that a millstone 

were hanged about his neck, 

and he cast into the sea, 

than that he should offend one of these little ones.


Luke 18:16

King James Version

16 But Jesus called them unto him, 

and said, 

Suffer little children to come unto me, 

and forbid them not: 

for of such is the kingdom of God.


Romans 14:13

King James Version

13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more

but judge this rather, 

that no man put a stumblingblock 

or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.


Romans 14:17-21

King James Version

17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; 

but righteousness, 

and peace, 

and joy in the Holy Ghost.

18 For he that in these things serveth Christ 

is acceptable to God, 

and approved of men.

19 Let us therefore follow after the things 

which make for peace, 

and things wherewith one may edify another.

20 For meat destroy not the work of God. 

All things indeed are pure; 

but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

21 It is good neither to eat flesh, 

nor to drink wine, 

nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, 

or is offended, 

or is made weak.


1 Corinthians 8:9

King James Version

9 But take heed lest by any means 

this liberty of yours 

become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.


1 Corinthians 8:11-12

King James Version

11 And through thy knowledge 

shall the weak brother perish, 

for whom Christ died?

12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, 

and wound their weak conscience, 

ye sin against Christ.


1 Corinthians 10:32

King James Version

32 Give none offence, 

neither to the Jews, 

nor to the Gentiles, 

nor to the church of God:


2 Corinthians 6:3

King James Version

3 Giving no offence in any thing, 

that the ministry be not blamed:


Neither are we to quench the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT in us, or in others.


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