Isaiah 28:14-19; 1 Peter 2:4-10
What does it mean to say that God is a rock? It means that God is dependable, reliable, strong, unchangeable, unmovable. Why, then, would you build your life on or trust in anything else?
Israel turned to trusting in other alliances, either with death or with other nations, instead of trusting in God, as Isaiah makes clear in Isaiah 28.
Christ has become the foundation upon which we as little stones are being built together into a spiritual house for God, as Peter says in 1 Peter 2.
Two ways to respond when the enemy is at the gate: alcohol or military alliances or to the living stone in Zion.
Peter says that there are two ways to respond to Jesus: as a stumbling block or as the foundation upon which you build your life.
Questions for personal reflection and/or group discussion