Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook.  Matthew 17:27

In this verse, the Lord practices his own teaching on offending, and takes every step to avoid offense.

Some of the most severe language the Lord ever used in His teaching was in connection with the offending of little ones. “Whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matt. 18:6, KJV).

The apostle Paul similarly teaches this important truth, and indeed more—he lived it. He says that even if it were merely in the eating of meat that he made his brother to offend, he would cease to eat altogether. Note the solemn words in 1 Cor. 8:12: “When you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.”

O, that I might have the wisdom to live a life without offense, and yet not compromise
Your Holy Word.

According to Your Word

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