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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