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.
He will become a sanctuary, but a stone that makes a person trip, and a rock that makes one stumble -- to the two houses of Israel. He will become a trap and a snare to the residents of Jerusalem.
He says, "Build it! Build it! Clear a way! Remove all the obstacles out of the way of my people!"
Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "Listen carefully: This child is destined to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be rejected.
Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but (as if it were possible) by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach about a crucified Christ, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.
2 Corinthians 2:16
to the latter an odor from death to death, but to the former a fragrance from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?
But for this purpose I have caused you to stand: to show you my strength, and so that my name may be declared in all the earth.
But what if God, willing to demonstrate his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath prepared for destruction?
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God did not destine us for wrath but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 2:3
And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.
For certain men have secretly slipped in among you -- men who long ago were marked out for the condemnation I am about to describe -- ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil and who deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
They say, "Let's tear off the shackles they've put on us! Let's free ourselves from their ropes!"
There is no wisdom and there is no understanding, and there is no counsel against the Lord.
Blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me."
"I have told you all these things so that you will not fall away.
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay any foundation other than what is being laid, which is Jesus Christ.