Monday, September 23, 2013


Romans 5:19 says, "Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous."

Because of the surrounding verses, I know this is talking about Adam's sin in the Garden of Eden and Jesus' obedience on the Cross. However, I can't help but feel that there is an underlying message here for us as well.

The Bible teaches, in Matthew 18:6, Mark 9:42, and Luke 17:2, that if we cause a person to stumble, it would be better for us "to be thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around [our] neck".

The Bible also teaches, in Romans 14:13, that we are to live in such a way that we do not cause another believer to stumble.

If we disobey God, our lifestyle WILL cause others to stumble. It WILL point them away from Christ. 

If we live in obedience to Him, our lives WILL reflect Him, and many will "be made righteous".

Each action we make, each step we take make up the whole of our lifestyle. Are our lives pointing others to Him or away from Him?

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