Comments on Verses from Prophets

Isaiah 28:16 “therefore thus says the LORD God, ‘Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: Whoever believes will not be in haste.”

This cornerstone is no doubt the same one the psalmist speaks of in Psalms 118:22. It is the same one mentioned in Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts, and 1 Peter. The foundation of God’s future work, as seen by Isaiah, is Jesus, who is sure, precious, and tested. The writers of the New Testament books mentioned above are warning the Jews about their rejection of Jesus as the cornerstone of God’s new building. Isaiah warns as well.

The bed is too short to stretch out on, and the covers are too narrow to wrap oneself in, he says. We get the picture, don’t we? Maybe we’ve tried a short bed or a small wrap. Either way, we’re not satisfied, are we? Judah’s rejection of God would not turn out well for them any more than our rejection of the Christ will.

Task for Today: We should pay attention to the prophets when they speak of things concerning the coming and work of Christ. Rejecting the cornerstone today is as dangerous salvation-wise as it was in the days of Christ or the days of the prophets.

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