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.

Luke 7:23 Don’t Stumble

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

John the Baptist had sent some of his helpers to Jesus. He wanted to know if Jesus was the one to come, the expected Messiah. Jesus told them to look at what He was doing and report that. Then He added the statement that whoever does not stumble because of Him would be blessed.

Looking back at what you can see of Jesus today in the Bible, it is difficult to understand why someone would stumble because of Him.

Looking at it from the Jewish point of view, you must remember that they were serving God who could not be seen. Now there was a man, whom they knew, claiming to be God. This was blasphemy in the Jewish mindset.

Many people would stumble over this fact. Ultimately, Jesus would be crucified on the cross for making the statement that He is God.

Even today, there are many who stumble over the fact that Jesus was a man. If Jesus was a man, how could He be God? How could He, as a man, save the world? On top of that Jesus had died.

Along with being a man, Jesus also seemed to add to the Law. Jesus pointed out that the law said don’t kill, He added to that to not even think about killing. He added problems of the heart, not just physical actions.

Many people, then, and today still struggle with these things.

Some of the teachings of Jesus are very strict. They can be very hard to accept. Even though this is true, you still need to accept the teachings of Jesus.

Do not stumble over what Jesus taught. Be willing to accept and live by His words. Know that they were spoken to help, not hurt you.

I pray today that God will touch your heart with His words; that you will be able to accept all the words of Jesus; that God will fill you with His Holy Spirit to strengthen you; that you will not stumble over anything in Scripture; and that you will allow God to change you into the image of Jesus.