Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
1 John 3:14
We know that we are passed from death unto life, in that we love the brethren. He that does not love his brother abides in death.
And we shall know and follow on in knowing the LORD; his going forth is prepared as the dawn; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
Then Jesus said to those Jews who had believed him, If ye abide in my word, ye shall be my disciples indeed;
Let us, therefore, not judge one another any more, but judge this rather: that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, brethren, give all the more diligence to make your calling and election sure; for doing these things, ye shall never fall.
Occasion of stumbling
yet he has no root in himself but is temporal, for when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Woe unto the world because of offenses! For it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!
Then he said unto the disciples, It is impossible that offenses will not come, but woe unto the one through whom they come!
Why? Because they followed it not by faith but, as it were, by the works (of the law); therefore, they stumbled on the stumblingstone;
that ye may approve the best, that ye may be sincere and without offense until the day of Christ,
But he who walks in the night stumbles because there is no light in him.
By this shall everyone know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another as I have loved you.
Let brotherly love continue.