Brothers, we must take care of ourselves under the powerful shield of God, acting with the wisdom from above, so that we can overcome all temptation, all bad influences that want to divert us from the truth of Christ as we have seen that it has happened from time to time, people deceiving those who are weak in faith and therefore easy prey for the enemy.
That is why it is good for him who is weak to say “God is my strength and my shield and under Him I will be safe”. If we believe in the Lord with all our heart and walk after His words, then we will not be afraid of what the enemy wants to send, because we will be strong in the Lord.
Let’s see what the Bible tells us about those who are stumblingstone to their neighbors:
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Matthew 18:6-9 (KJV)
Jesus gives a warning to those types of people who make others stumble, He says that instead of doing that, it would be better to hang a stone around their neck and throw themselves into the sea.
We can also observe this “Woe” that he mentions in the verses we have just read, implying that God’s judgment will fall on these people.
But Jesus ends by saying that “if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out”, that is, leave everything that can make you deviate from the right path, walk away. So, let’s be careful not to stumble on this path and not be a stumblingstone to others.