Matthew 18 6But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Lord Jesus--So who are the little ones that you are talking about here? If I have to enter the kingdom as a child then...everyone who follows your call is a little one...a cared for one. Each little one is a person who is of infinite worth and value. A person who steps are watched over and guided as they learn the steps of the faith walk.
7"Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!
Lord Jesus--This is a fatally flawed world that we live in, a fallen world. A place where evil for the time being has entrance. This is not the way that it was intend. There is a reason for sorrow.
8If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. 9And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.
The importance of my life impacting those around me positively, pushing them toward you, is so important that pieces of me thrown away are less important.
Lord Jesus--In this day help me to show your grace in my life in positive, affirming ways to those you have entrusted to my care. The eternal is lived out in the everyday.