In Luke 17, verses one and two, Jesus tells us, “There will always be temptations to sin, but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting. It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around your neck than to cause one of these little ones to fall into sin. So watch yourselves!”
This is a very stern warning to us from Jesus and it really shows his love and care for the welfare of children. Jesus wants us to remember that we are all part of him, and that when we accept his offer of spiritual salvation through repentance and forgiveness of our transgressions, we become part of him spiritually and represent him to anyone who may be a witness to our behavior.
Therefore, we are responsible for what we say and do, and Christ wants us to remember that what we say and do can affect others. If someone is watching us for an example of how to be a follower of Jesus, and we do things that are not of God, they may follow our example and do these things too, thinking they are okay.
Worse, if we behave in ways that are against the teachings of God and Christ, others may watch us and begin to believe that there is no validity to the very real spiritual purification that Christ offers. For if we have been spiritually cleansed, why are we behaving in whatever way it is that makes people doubt us?
Christ wants us to be really clear on the fact that we represent the salvation he offers us, to anyone that may be watching. As such, we have a real responsibility to cleave to the spirit of his teachings and mirror his love and compassion to other people. If we try our best to do this, we don’t have to worry about being in the situation Jesus talks about above; we can know that we are leading others to Jesus instead of away from him.
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