But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me…
1. In presenting these claims I would remind you of the peculiar tenderness which our Lord Himself manifested in relation to children.
2. I would urge the claims of the children upon the care of the Church by reminding you of their peculiar susceptibility to influence, whether for good or for evil.
3. Their claims are strong when we remember that upon them the Church depends for its future workers.
4. They will not always remain "little ones."
Parallel VersesKJV: But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
WEB: but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him that a huge millstone should be hung around his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depths of the sea.