Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this–not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way.
And it will be said, “Build up, build up, prepare the way, Remove every obstacle out of the way of My people.”
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
“But as for you, you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by the instruction; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” says the LORD of hosts.
But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
“Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering.”
1 corinthians 8:9
But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
1 John 2:10
The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him.
And a final stumbling Block I believe is ever-present is the Bible itself and how it has been passed down from people to people and generation to generation. It would appear that because there have been so many “chefs in the kitchen” that the recipe has been tainted,…. but oh contraire!
Didn’t Father God, our creator of ALL the heavens and ALL the earthly things and EVERYTHING in between have unfathomable powers when He did this? And is He different today?
So shouldn’t we then believe He has His mighty hand on this as well? Was it then man or Spirit that wrote and translated the word of God over these many years?
Don’t you think that something so necessary and influential has been guided by the Maker?
Don’t trip over this, your pride may be too heavy to lift back up!