Christ the Eternal Rock or Stumbling Block? – 1 Peter 2:4-8
4 And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by people, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For this is contained in Scripture:
“Behold, I am laying in Zion a choice stone, a precious cornerstone,
And the one who believes in Him will not be put to shame.”
7 This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for unbelievers,
“A stone which the builders rejected,
This became the chief cornerstone,”
“A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”;
for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this they were also appointed.
The world has always divided over Jesus. Peter presents Jesus as the eternal rock for all who trust Him and the stumbling block for all who reject Him. All who trust Him will not be put to shame of that decision on the last day because He will be their rock of refuge.