Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
And he gave them his blessing, and said to Mary, the child's mother, "This child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a portent that will be much debated??35 you yourself will be pierced to the heart??nd so the thoughts of many minds will be revealed."
And why? Because they did not seek it through faith, but through doing certain things. They stumbled over that stone that makes people stumble,
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we proclaim a Christ who was crucified??n idea that is revolting to Jews and absurd to the heathen,
2 Corinthians 2:16
to the one, a deathly, deadly odor, to the other a vital, life-giving one. Who is qualified for this task? I am!
Then what if God, though he wanted to display his anger and show his power, has shown great patience toward the objects of his anger, already ripe for destruction,
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God has not destined us for his wrath, but to gain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 Peter 2:3
In their greed they will exploit you with pretended arguments. From of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not slumbered.
For some people have sneaked in among us??heir doom was foretold long ago??odless persons, who turn the mercy of our God into an excuse for immorality, and disown our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.