"A stumbling stone and rock of offence."
Text: Romans 9:33
THE STUMBLING OF ISRAEL
Paul hoped to prove to fellow Jews that he loved his nation just as well. He certainly proved that he knew the history of his beloved nation extremely well. Nevertheless he had to conclude that Israel stumbled badly when it came to the matter of understanding God’s plan of salvation.
“Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were, by
the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone.
As it is written:
‘Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone
and rock of offence, and whoever believes on Him
will not be put to shame.'”