‘See, I lay in Zion a stone
that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.’
The ‘stone’ is of course Jesus Christ, sent as the fulfilment of the promises of a Messiah to God’s ancient people. Not just sent for them, but for all who will believe. He wasn’t sent for the purpose of causing stumbling and offence, but to those who don’t believe, Jesus and his claims can be seen as offensive and scandalous.
For those who through faith embrace God’s salvation in Jesus Christ, there is no regret, no disappointment!
Daily Reading: 1 Samuel 22