Are we helping people or becoming stumbling blocks?

John 5:10 so the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, “You can’t work on the Sabbath! The law doesn’t allow you to carry that sleeping mat!”

The Pharisees witnessed a mighty miracle–the healing of a man who hadn’t walked for 38 years–and a broken rule–the law against working on the Sabbath.  They chose to overlook the miracle and focus on the broken rule.

Do we, as Christians, get caught up in the sins of others and forget that they are human and need deliverance.  It’s not about abortion, sexual orientation, adultery, or any other sin.  It’s about loving people to Christ.  We are not here to judge people but to love them.  It’s easy to get caught up in rules and forget about people.

Are we living as Pharisees or people who represent Jesus to those who desperately need Him?  Don’t let rules become a stumbling block for people who are need God.

My reading schedule this week:

October 15   Matthew 8:14-34; Mark 4-5
October 16   Matthew 9-10
October 17   Matthew 14; Mark 6; Luke 9:1-17
October 18   John 6
October 19  Matthew 15; Mark 7
October 20 Matthew 16; Mark 8; Luke 9:18-27
October 21  Matthew 17; Mark 9: Luke 9:28-62

NOTE:  I am following the Chronological Timeline from ewordtoday.com.  Bible Gateway has an online reading plan if you would rather have an online version.

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About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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