Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that will be spoken against
And blessed is he who is not offended because of me."
And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house."
Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?"
Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were by works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone,
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Peter 2:7
To you therefore who believe, this is precious, but for those who do not believe, "The very stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone,"