It is a terrible thing to cause someone to stumble, to be the catalyst for someone to fall or do what is evil in God’s sight. Be careful in your words and actions that you lead no one astray. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the idea of a millstone hung around my neck and being cast into the sea. Partly, just because I’m hydrophobic, but still…
No one who conceals transgressions will prosper, but one who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
Whatever iniquity (division) you keep hidden in the dark recesses of your heart will hinder you in life. Any unforgiveness harbored will hold you back. Any bitterness or idol allowed to sit on the throne of your heart that rightfully belongs to God (because He created your heart for Himself), will greatly and negatively affect you day to day.
There’s no escaping this. It’s a law of the universe instituted by the Maker and Designer of said universe. In the wonderful words oft quoted by Will Ferrell, “It’s just science.”
Only by giving God back His rightful throne in your life will peace come to you.
Just because something is lost does not mean it has no value. Quite the opposite. Take your lost car keys for example. They have a high level of value, which is why you look so diligently for them.
How much more value does a lost PERSON have! They are of very high value to our Father. Never stop going after them.
Something or someone who is lost cannot fulfill their purpose.
Lost keys cannot start your car.
Lost people cannot live in loving relationship with God and heal the world.