Devotion: Offences come

John 6:66-69 “From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also, we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

One of the messages of Jesus where He was talking about eating His body and drinking His blood offended the multitudes and many left Him for good. The twelve still stuck to Him. They never got offended and they became pillars of church except for Judas.

Luke 17:1 “Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come…

Offences will always come. Every place including workplace, business place or even in the church of God, you can be offended. Some people may not speak nicely, others may not dress properly, some may not smell well, even others may not know how to behave properly. If people were offended by the Word of Jesus, then know that human words can offend even more.

A mature person cannot be easily offended and make such a huge decision as leaving Jesus because of offence. Don’t make huge decision because of minor offences because you may regret the rest of your life. One common thing among the easily offended ones is that they never prosper and are never successful in whatever they do. These are the people that move easily from church to church, from company to another company, from school to another school, from relationship to relationship and they keep on moving till they don’t know why they are changing the jobs or churches and so on.

Be established. Be settled and allow your movements to be guided by the Holy Spirit and not by mere offence. Your decisions and choices should be Word based and not emotional based. Remember it is impossible that offences will not come.

Confession

Am led by the Spirit and not by offences. My decisions and choices are Word based and not emotional based. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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