Leviticus 19:14 MSG

 “Don’t curse the deaf; don’t put a stumbling block in front of the blind; fear your God. I am God.”

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I’m going to be completely honest, I had to get a little help with the spelling of the word “conscientious.” While I’m sure I’m absolutely not pronouncing it correctly, I do understand it’s definition. According to Dictionary.com, to be conscientious is to be governed by conscience, controlled by or done according to one’s inner sense of what is right; principled.

When I read the above scripture, I noticed how it says not to curse someone who is deaf, and to not put a stumbling block in front of the blind. Both of these obstacles would be unnoticed by either party, but ultimately could seriously harm them (emotionally, and physically.)

Something that might trip up another person may not affect me the way it does them, and vice versa, but we should always be aware of our words, choices and actions and their possible consequences. In moments of doubt, its important to pause, pray then proceed. It’s vital that we make the extra effort to avoid feelings  being hurt, and relationships damaged.

We must be conscientious of one another, always striving to put others first. If our foundation is based upon Christ and His Word, our character will reflect His. We must show empathy and compassion always. We don’t always see the load that people carry, but everyone is fighting their own battle. A wise man once told me “don’t judge what someone else may struggle with” and I’ve tried my best to always carry that with me.

We all have different stories, but are all children of God. We are so precious in His sight and He loves us all.

God, help me to see and love others as you do. Help me to see beyond what is right in front of me, and to not judge first, but rather show grace and mercy. 

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