Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 77/260: Read Mark 9

Who is hurt by our sin? You may have heard someone say, “Let him have his fun. He’s not hurting anyone but himself.” But is this true?

Do we not influence those who are around us? And do the things we do (or neglect to do) have an impact on others? Your sin will not only cost you in eternity, but may influence others to miss out on God’s blessings as well.

Jesus warns, “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.” You may not realize it, but you are setting an example for others—in the home, in the church, at work, and on the internet. Take care what kind of example you are setting.

Is there a specific temptation with which you are dealing, that is preventing you from obeying God fully? Get rid of it! Uninstall the app that is causing you to stumble, don’t talk to people who make it easy to gossip and slander, and stay away from the places that lead you into sinful activities.

Hell is for eternity. Three times, Jesus says, “Their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.” Unbearable, but avoidable. Obey the gospel and live faithfully.

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

Mark 9:50. “Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.”

Pray

Pray for opportunities to set a proper example for those around you.

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