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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6253 temptation, avoiding causing
6253 temptation, avoiding causing

6253 temptation, avoiding causing

Any behaviour which might cause others to do wrong is to be avoided.

Warnings not to cause temptation

Lk 17:1

Special care is needed to avoid tempting those whose faith is young

Mt 18:6 See also Mk 9:42; Lk 17:2

Temptation is linked to passing judgment on others

Ro 14:13

Allowance must be made to avoid causing temptation to those whose faith is weak

Ro 14:15,21

Avoiding causing temptation by exercising Christian freedom responsibly

1Co 8:9-13

Examples of causing temptation

Nu 25:1-2; Pr 16:29 See also Hab 2:15; Mt 18:6

Examples of restraining sin or temptation

Ge 37:21-22; Ac 20:28-31; Eph 6:10-13; Heb 12:1-3; 1Pe 5:8-9; 1Jn 3:7

See also

5897judging others
6030sin, avoidance
6206offence

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