The precious stone in God’s sight (1 Pet 2:4)

“Come to him,

A living stone,

Though rejected

By humans,

Yet chosen

And precious

In God’s sight.”

πρὸς ὃν προσερχόμενοι, λίθον ζῶντα, ὑπὸ ἀνθρώπων μὲν ἀποδεδοκιμασμένον παρὰ δὲ Θεῷ ἐκλεκτὸν ἔντιμον,

This author said, “Come to him (πρὸς ὃν προσερχόμενοι), a living stone (λίθον ζῶντα), though rejected (μὲν ἀποδεδοκιμασμένον) by humans (ὑπὸ ἀνθρώπων), yet chosen (ἐκλεκτὸν) and precious (ἔντιμον) in God’s sight (παρὰ δὲ Θεῷ).”  This author put together a series of Hebrew passages from the law, the prophets and the psalms.  The Jewish Christians were now the real Jewish inheritors of the old covenant.  Jesus Christ is the new high priest, the living cornerstone that had been rejected by humans.  However, Jesus Christ was the chosen precious one.  His readers were becoming the New Israel.  Have you accepted Jesus Christ as the new living cornerstone of your life?

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