Isaiah 28:1 – 19, 1 Peter 1:22 – 2:10
Isaiah 28:16 (NKJV)
16 Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily.
I What does unbelief do?
II What does God in his mercy do?
Isaiah 28:5 (NKJV)
5 In that day the Lord of hosts will be For a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty To the remnant of His people,
Isaiah 8:14 (NKJV)
14 He will be as a sanctuary, But a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense To both the houses of Israel, As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
III How then shall we live?
Isaiah 30:15 (NKJV)
15 For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not,
Jesus, I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power,
Thou hast made me whole.
Jean S. Pigott