Luke 17:1-4

The idea of these little devotionals is simple. I want to approach scripture with the understanding that God is speaking. I’m reading through the Bible and listening for God to ask me questions. I expect these questions to be fairly open-ended and plan to carry them in my mind throughout the day. I’ll share these questions with you in the hope that you find them challenging and helpful.

Luke 17:1-4
And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin[a] are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.[b] Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

From this passage I hear God asking me:
Have you ever been the source of someone’s temptation?
How would you know? Could you know?
Would it matter to you?
Should it matter to you?
Is it something you consider when it comes to your behavior?
Which is more important to you?
1. Your own freedom?
2. The struggle of another?
Are you willing to trade one to help the other, if necessary?

“Temptations to sin are sure to come,
but woe to the one through whom they come!

Is God asking you anything more, or anything different?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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