You A Stumbling Block?
Definition is: To trip and nearly fall over something, to come upon
unexpectedly. Stump: Definition is: The part of a tree that is left after
the top is cut down.
know you're thinking what has stump to do with stumble, think for a
minute, it is part of the word and a part of something has something to do
with the other. Sometimes a brother or sister in Christ is a
stumbling block to us spiritually speaking. They do not think as we
do or are not as strict as we are with our belief. When we see someone
that does not believe like we do and we push our selves upon them we may
hurt them more than help them. We must be very careful. Jesus said,
if they be not against us they are for us. So many times we are in
agreement where it is important.
stump is what is left behind after the damage is done. When we hurt
someone and cause them to stumble before the Lord we leave a stump. People
are watching us as Christians to perform as Christians. The Lord warned us
not to cause someone to stumble. Mark 9:42 says "And whosoever (thats
us) shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better
for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck and he were cast into
the sea. We are his little ones and we are also whosoever.
Christians must be very careful, we are responsible to the world to hold
up Jesus Christ. If we fight and argue among ourselves how are
we to be an example to others. If you see your brother or sister thinks
differently do not pursue it, if it is something that will not keep
them out of heaven and it is working for them leave it alone. 1 Cor. 1:10
says " I beseech you, brethren by the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and there be
no divisions among you, but ye be perfectly joined together in the same
mind and in the same judgment.
Lord would prefer us to think alike but with so many different
interpretations of the word out there and so many different books, there
is no way, so all we can hope for is that The Holy Spirit will show us all
the right way. Believe ye in me and ye shall be saved is the scripture we
should hold on to. There is no way of changing that, it is the word of
God, just believe. There is no way to misinterpret that scripture. Paul
said so much in Corinthians as to how we should live. About the things we
say and how we should say them. In Cor. 1:5 That in everything you
are enriched by him, in all utterance,
and in all knowledge.
of Utterance: A statement, a vocal sound, any of several speech acts
by which persons communicate, the act of voicing in a language. Our way of
talking should change. People hear different things when we voice our
opinion and it's very important "How" we do so. Our
talk should be a testimony of Jesus Christ. If we really stop and
think just a moment before we speak and weigh out the words to see if are
they going to be hurtful or helpful it may stop you from saying what you
think many times.
3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any among you seemeth to be wise let
him become a fool that he may be wise. If we aren't careful we may
say things we ourselves think to be very smart and wise but it will hurt
someone's faith or something they stand on for support in their faith.
Now we are responsible if someone is totally deceived like "There is
no God", that is of the devil, hurt feelings or not, this is
something that will take them to Hell, I am speaking of Christian people
that are still on milk, they may need little tiny pieces of meat to help
them, not all at once. Just remember "WE" are
laborers together, If they be for us as the word said they are not against
us. Don't be a stumbling block be a helper, cords tightly woven together
will stand especially if they are all pulling together.
© By Harriett Dash 2001