Day 28 of 100 prophecies fulfilled by Jesus, who was a stone of stumbling

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Day 28 of 100 prophecies fulfilled by Jesus, who was a stone of stumbling to the Jews

  • Is. 8:14 –  He will become a sanctuary, a stone one strikes against; for both houses of Israel he will become a rock one stumbles over—a trap and a snare for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
  • Rom. 9:31-33 –  but Israel, who did strive for the righteousness that is based on the law, did not succeed in fulfilling that law. 32 Why not? Because they did not strive for it on the basis of faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone, 33 as it is written, “See, I am laying in Zion a stone that will make people stumble, a rock that will make them fall,     and whoever believes in him[a] will not be put to shame.”

  • 1 Pet. 2:7-8 – To you then who believe, he is precious, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the very head of the corner,”  and “A stone that makes them stumble, and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.


  1. Have you ever heard something that is so simple you can’t wrap your mind around it so you feel the need to complicate it? That’s what the Scribes and Pharisees did! They were all bound up in Mosaic Law. Jesus gave them a revolutionary way to obedience that was simpller, more practical and, most importantly,directly from God. But they hardened their hearts and rejected Jesus and His message. They stumbled over all the unnecessary stuff they insisted on putting between themselves and God.
    I like parables too! This reminds me of my youngest son, Colin, and long division. I showed him a simple way to divide and he exclaimed, ” We are not allowed to do it that way! ” and proceeded to show me the same problem, done in so many laborious steps that it took up a good half of the paper. I could barely follow it!
    Thank you Jesus for showing us how to love The Father. You are truly the light of the world!

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