All Working Together

Well, at least that’s what we thought happened.

Luke 17:1-4

Reference: Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. (‭Luke‬ ‭17‬:‭1‬ NIV)

Explore: We recently had a project to get out quickly at work. A whole team of us had to work promptly and efficiently for this project to be a success.

People from different departments met together. We set out a timeline and then everyone got to work.
Well, at least that’s what we thought happened.

One person missed the timeline deadlines. I don’t think it was intentional, it was just misinformation.

But from that one task mistake the rest of the project came to a screeching holt.

Application: There were certainly things I could have done to assist the project along better but I had been unaware of this person’s mismanagement. It made me realise how one person can throw a huge spanner in the works.

Jesus was well aware that things don’t always go to plan. He knew that mistakes get made and people, sometimes unintentionally, do the wrong thing.

But He does ask us to check ourselves, particularly when it comes to another’s salvation. While I’m the first to see that some people make any excuse for their lack of faith, we must do everything within our power to see that others have access to Jesus.

Prayer: Lord, may I be an avenue to You and not a roadblock. Amen.

How can you assist people to see God?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.