One of The Scariest Verses in the Bible – Mark 9:30-50

Reflection from my reading in Mark 9:30-50 in the One Year Bible New Testament.

One of The Scariest Verses in the Bible

“But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone hung around your neck.” Mark 9:42

If you have spiritual influence that is to be taken very seriously. If you are a parent, pastor, children’s leader in your church, or mentor to a younger Christian you need to take that seriously.

This verse is warning us of the consequences of leading others astray. I do not think it is talking about the eternal destination of a Christian.

I believe it is saying that it would be better to drown physically than lead another person to sin.

I pray that I will not only teach accurately but will also set an example for those I lead in how I live my life.

Is there anything in your life that could cause another to stumble?

Have you been taking your spiritual leadership role seriously?

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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