"Blessed is he who keeps from stumbling over Me" Luke 7:23 (NASB)
While practicing my new mission from God, I was stopped in my figurative tracts by todays verse.
Last month, The Lord laid on my tired heart that I needed to hear what Jesus says without feeling that I always had to study and understand the contextual items first. He wanted my heart and mind to open up in tender love to my dear Lord and hear what He had to say. This became my new mission from God-to listen to Jesus.
All that searching for the correct background and accurate details had been wearing me out as I tried to write yet another article. I needed Jesus. So, I yielded to the Holy Spirit to comfort me and teach me what Jesus meant. I needed wisdom, not more knowledge. I needed to understand what He was saying, not just hear the words He was saying. My red-letter edition Bible became my friend.
I was promised to be blessed if I didn't stumble over Jesus. What did that mean? Romans 9:32-33 answered my question when it said: "See I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble, a rock that that makes them fall and the one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame." (NIV)
Finally, I understood that if I trust Him, He will not be an offending rock, rather the foundation of a life of blessing.
Dear Lord we understand there will be no stubbing of our toes because, You are no disappointment. You are our shepherd. You are in charge. Thank You.
Dr Bob (AZ)