Are you your brother’s keeper, or a stumbling block, an instrument for his demise? Are you a light to show the way or an excuse for wrongdoing? Are you salt and light or a shadow for sin to hide in? Do you offer a hand up, or a step down?
Are you willing to become all things to all men so some may be won? Is one of those things you are willing to become, righteous? Are you willing to hold yourself to a higher standard for the sake of others— for the lost, or for your weaker brother?
All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all edify. 1 Corinthians 10:23 NASB
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brother’s and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13 NLT
But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak. Corinthians 8:9 (NKJV)
“Your compromise may become your children’s standard,” the preacher said.
If you don’t show your kids that you love your wife, you are telling them that you don’t. Every boy needs to know how to love a woman & your son is watching you to see how it’s done.The man your daughter will marry is greatly influenced by the one she sees in you. #TheFatherEffectBook http://www.thefathereffect.com @johnpfinch #TheFatherEffect
“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. Mark 9:42 (NKJV)
Your kids are following you. It’s your choice where you lead them. -John Finch @johnpfinch #TheFatherEffect http://www.thefathereffect.com
Yes, we will each be held accountable for our actions, response to the Gospel, and our obedience to God. But we are still responsible for the influence we have on others. Let it be for good.
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please himself. Romans 15:1 NASB
“God, I fall so short! Change me. Jesus, help me to live in Your Light; to be the light. Amen.”
Lifesong, Casting Crowns:
Let Them See You, JJ Weeks Band:
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 (KJV)
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