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A Daily Devotion for March 22, Monday


Luke 17:1-10


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


Becky, transforming


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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Mar 22, 2021

Luke 17:1-11 Verses 3-4. So watch yourselves! If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive. Well, there is that theme of forgiveness again. This is not the first time Jesus spoke about forgiveness, nor will it be the last. When will we learn how important forgiveness is—not just to the person receiving it, but also to the person offering it. Pointing out someone’s short comings and not offering forgiveness if they ask, will be of no help to that person, and often gives the other person a sense of superiority. How foolish of them. W…


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Mar 22, 2021

Luke 17: 1-10


In the Father’s eyes, all his children are his “little ones” no matter how old they are. Therefore anyone who causes even one of his children to lose faith or to disobey him will have to suffer their Father’s wrath. (The image of the millstone round the neck sends shivers down my spine) Jesus tells us that despite our efforts to lead a good life, we are sure to stumble. He understands this and thus his gift of forgiveness. But he warns us of the great damage we do if we are responsible for causing others to stumble. The fact that we are all together is God teaching us to give mutual support and forgiveness nothing el…

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Barbara
Barbara
Mar 22, 2021

Luke 17: 1-10


1 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.”


I feel Jesus is telling me I am not expected to do things perfectly, only he can accomplish that. He is telling me that I should learn from my mistakes so that I grow stronger in my spiritual life. Jesus is also warning me to never cause anyone to stumble or cause them to sin. I am learning how important it is to not to attempt to do everything perfectly. Just to do the best I can each day and serve God as best I can. Only God is perfect and he …


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David
David
Mar 22, 2021

Luke 17:1-10


7. Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Will he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘come along now and sit down to eat’?

As disciples we are supposed to act as servants to those that we help. Jesus is saying that we should never feel that we have done enough. We can’t rest on our laurels and expect praise, or look for praise, for what we have done, but look for ways that we can do more.


Dear Lord, I know what you want of me but I don’t know that I can carry it out. Give me the strength and loving attitude to do better.…

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