verses 1-3a Jesus said to his disciples, “Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. So watch yourselves.”
This is something I haven’t thought much about. Jesus reminds us we can influence others, and it is not always in a positive way. I think about bringing up our children, and whether I always set a good example for them. Do my actions influence others now, in my life today? If I think about this more often, and internalize Jesus’ words, maybe I can influence a few people in a positive way. I must be especially careful to not influence in the negative.
Dear Lord, I don’t think of myself as much of an influence on anyone, positive or negative. Help me to see when my actions might be leading anyone away from you. I want to be a positive force for you, always. Amen
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