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Sat, Aug 13 2005 - 01:05 PM

2005-08-13 13:05:20

1Pe 2:4,5 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. ,
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

Jesus is called a living "stone" that was rejected by men, but chosen and precious to God (v4)

What did a stone signify in bible days?
1. The main characteristic of Jewish achitecture.
The stone was used to construct buildings. Just as the living stone, Jesus is the foundation for all believers and the solid rock which we build our ground and our faith upon.

2. Flint stones were used as knives for circumcising.
-The foreskin was considered a symbol of corruption to the men, and God commanded in his covenant with Abraham that all males were to be circumcised. Jesus removed the sin that covers our hearts when he died on the cross.
-Circumcision also kept them distinct, and separate from others such as the pagan Caananites. The Jews were a people set apart and different from others. This painful process is similar to the pain associated with attempting to keep the law. Then when Jesus came, the pain from circumcision was removed and changed to a free gift through the pain of one man, Jesus, to any who will accept it. See Collosians 2:11 &Romans 2:28,29

3. Consecrated to God as memorials by anointing
(see Genesis 28:28)

4. A "stumbling block". (Israel and the gospel are referred to as stumbling stones to nonbelievers and those who are perishing)

Ye also as "stones".
We too will be rejected by men, if we stand on the solid rock of Jesus and refuse to moved. Just as Jesus was persecuted and rejected for preaching the truth out of love, so we too can expect the same. Even though we may be hated by the world, God sees us as precious. And in the end, God's opinion is the only one that matters. The bible says, Blessed is he who is persecuted for righteousness sake, and woe to those who call evil good and good evil!

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