Luke 17:1 Jesus said to his disciples, “Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to anyone by whom they come! 2 It would be better for you if a millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea than for you to cause one of these little ones to stumble. 3 Be on your guard! If another disciple sins, you must rebuke the offender, and if there is repentance, you must forgive. 4 And if the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive.”
Jesus was talking to his disciples and there were two sides to the conversation. He was talking about the disciples’ own spiritual growth and the fact that there would be plenty of opportunities to stumble. It was a warning against hubris, or thinking too much of their own spiritual growth and development. Humility was to rule their lives.
At the same time, the disciples were to carefully disciple those who were within their care, …