Luke 7:23 Don’t Stumble

Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me. Luke 7:23

People love to follow other people. They like to know how they should live their lives, by watching someone they admire as to how to that person lives his.

While this can help a person learn some good things, it can also cause a person to stumble. When the person being followed fails or does something wrong, it can crush the person following him, causing him to stumble in his views.

After John’s disciples came and asked if Jesus was the One who is to come, Jesus tells them to report what they see. After saying this, Jesus also mentions that the one who does not stumble because of Him is blessed.

One may wonder how one might stumble because of Jesus. Looking at the life of Jesus one will see that He was a human, just like everyone else, but was also God at the same time. Many people struggle with this concept and stumble in their belief in who Jesus was and what He could and would do.

Jesus also lived a holy life that was an extremely high standard, all the while living in this fallen world. Every believer is to live that same type of life. Yet, many stumble and fall away, because they cannot understand it or refuse to accept it.

No believer should see Jesus as just a man or a good teacher. He was much more than that. Those who fully realize who Jesus is and what He requires of every person, will be fully blessed in many ways for following Jesus and His ways.

Whoever looks at Jesus through the eyes of the world will stumble. Seeing Jesus for who He really is will keep one from stumbling.

Open your bible and study who Jesus really is. Study to know what He did and calls you to do. Allow God’s Holy Spirit to guide you and show you how to live your life.

Do not allow the false thinking of this world to corrupt your thoughts on who Jesus is. Allow God to answer your questions about who Jesus is and how to follow Him.

The world will put doubt and fears in your heart and mind, not God’s truth, who Jesus is. As you follow and trust in Jesus, you will be blessed for all eternity.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know who Jesus really is; that you will not see Jesus as the world does; and that you will know the blessings of follow Jesus.

Matthew 13:16 Can You See And Hear?

But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:16

Events and situations are occurring all the time everywhere. Usually most, if not all, of these events are occurring with a purpose. There is some purpose that is desired to occur in the process of having that event.

The majority of the time, the purpose is right there on the surface, plain to see. However, for many other events, there are ulterior motives for the event that is not always directly seen or made known. There can be a hidden agenda behind the event.

Jesus had just spoken a parable and the disciples realized that not everyone would understand it. He tells them they are blessed when they can truly see and hear with understanding.

Most people see life as just happening. People trying to enjoy life with their freedoms, whether in or not in a sinful way. Each person is seen as just going about life in their own way in the here and now only, with no mind to long term or eternity.

While life often appears this way, there are spiritual forces at work behind the scenes. God is working to build His kingdom, while Satan is working to stop God’s kingdom. The world uses small innuendos to guide people’s thinking and actions away from God.

At the same time God is working in this world in His own way. In order for a person to see or hear what God is doing and saying, they must have open eyes and ears. They must be able to perceive what is going on in the unseen realm of this world, the spiritual realm.

Just as the disciples began to understand some of what Jesus was saying and doing, so must believers today understand.

When Jesus left the earth, He sent His Holy Spirit so that you may be guided in God’s ways. Allow the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and ears to see and hear what is really happening. Allow God to reveal what He means with what He said in His word.

As your spiritual eyes and ears are opened, you will be blessed. The blessing comes from fully understanding what is occurring around you. It comes from being able to understand God’s word to you and this world.

Can you really hear and see what God is doing? Today I pray that you will be filled with God’s Holy Spirit; that God will open your eyes and ears; that you will see and hear what is occurring in the spiritual realm; and that you will know God’s blessings with understanding.