Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
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.
Blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me."
And so they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own house."
Then many of his disciples, when they heard these things, said, "This is a difficult saying! Who can understand it?"
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 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe by the foolishness of preaching.
1 Corinthians 2:14
The unbeliever does not receive 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
So you who believe see his value, but for those who do not believe, the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,