In Fear of Stumbling

Acts 27:27-38

It seems that fear is never a good counselor and it does not suppress danger. However, in the kingdom of God we must have wisdom and prudence.

Let us not upset weaker souls by thoughtless remarks. Let us remember what Paul said to Timothy, “Correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction” (2 Timothy 4.2).

Let us also learn to speak firmly and in truth, like Jesus (John 6:60). This will be beneficial for righteous hearts.

Peter tells us that people stumble on Jesus, the building block, not having believed the word.

May we learn how to follow the rule Paul gives us in 1 Corinthians 9.32. “Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God-- even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.”

Let us also remember to not upset each other in the home, among Christians, for we could destroy one another.

—Thierry Sujol