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16 Bible Verses about Temptation, Avoiding Causing

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Luke 17:1

And he said to his disciples, "It is impossible for causes for stumbling not to come, but woe [to him] through whom they come!

Luke 17:2

It would be better for him if {a millstone} is placed around his neck and he is thrown into the sea than that he causes one of these little ones to sin.

Romans 14:13

Therefore, let us no longer pass judgment on one another, but rather decide this: not to place a cause for stumbling or a temptation before a brother.

Romans 14:15

For if because of food, your brother is grieved, you are no longer living according to love. Do not destroy by your food that person for whom Christ died.

1 Corinthians 8:9-13

But watch out lest somehow this right of yours becomes a cause for stumbling to the weak. For if someone should see you who has knowledge reclining for a meal in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, [because it] is weak, be strengthened so that [he] eats the food sacrificed to idols? For the one who is weak--the brother for whom Christ died--is destroyed by your knowledge.read more.
Now [if you] sin in this way against the brothers and wound their conscience, which is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food causes my brother to sin, I will never eat meat {forever}, in order that I may not cause my brother to sin.

Numbers 25:1-2

When Israel dwelled in Shittim, the people began to prostitute [themselves] with the daughters of Moab. And they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and worshiped their gods.

Proverbs 16:29

A person of violence will entice his neighbor and cause him to walk on a way [that is] not good.

Genesis 37:21-22

And Reuben heard [it] and delivered him from their hand and said, "We must not take his life." And Reuben said to them, "You must not shed blood. Throw him into this pit that [is] in the desert, but do not lay a hand on him"--so that he might rescue him from their hand to return him to his father.

Acts 20:28-31

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock among which the Holy Spirit has appointed you [as] overseers, to shepherd the church of God which he obtained through the blood of his own [Son]. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. And from among you yourselves men will arise, speaking {perversions of the truth} in order to draw away the disciples after them.read more.
Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day [for] three years I did not stop warning each one [of you] with tears.

Ephesians 6:10-13

Finally, become strong in the Lord and in the might of his strength. Put on the full armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil, because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual [forces] of wickedness in the heavenly [places].read more.
Because of this, take up the full armor of God, in order that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand.

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore, [since] we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, putting aside every weight and {the sin that so easily ensnares us}, let us run with patient endurance the race that has been set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the originator and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider the one who endured such hostility by sinners against himself, so that you will not grow weary in your souls [and] give up.

1 Peter 5:8-9

Be sober; be on the alert. Your adversary the devil walks around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. {Resist him}, steadfast in your faith, [because you] know the same [kinds] of sufferings are being accomplished by your community of believers in the world.

1 John 3:7

Little children, let no one deceive you: the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as that one is righteous.

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