Jesus, A Tried "Stone"
Stone. One of His names is "STONE", but actually "stone" in the scripture referrence we are about to look at, has several meanings. Let's take a look at "Isa 28:16", and read about the types of stones in reference to Jesus:
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner [stone], a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Isa 28:16 (KJV)
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 1 Cor 3:11 (Amplified Bible).
Now let's take a look at the meanings in the Strong's Concordance regarding the word "STONE" (today's word for Jesus):
And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I [am] with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD. And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.Jer 15:20-21 (KJV)
[There is] none like unto the God of Jeshurun, [who] rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky. The eternal God [is thy] refuge, and underneath [are] the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy [them]. Deut 33:26-27 (KJV).
And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up [any] iron [tool] upon them. Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD thy God: And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God. And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly. Deut 27:5-8 (KJV)
All that we have just observed in todays Bible Treasure, regarging Jesus as the tried STONE, shows us He is the very foundation of His people (His Church). As well, He is the keeper, the protector, and the very strength of it! Truly, in this life, we need not live a life of fear, as we have One so mighty and true in our lives, Who promises to keep us in His care.
We so thank You Jesus, the STONE that was tried! Jesus, help us to remember, to keep You in mind, and the very promises You have kept in our lives ... the many times You've protected us, the many times You've been to us a strength, especially in those times of weakness, also, the many times we've been renewed by the fire of Your Holy Spirit. You are most faithful to us. Help us to remember Lord. Help us to get our eyes off of our difficulties, and our defeats, and look to You in all Your faithfulness towards us. This day, we thank You Lord, for all of Your goodness to us. In Your name we pray Jesus, Amen.
May the faithfulness of the Lord, be upon your heart today.
Be greatly blessed! In Him ... Marcia