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The Precious Stone (6 of 16)
Series: There's Hope
In verse 3 he has talked about the fact of people coming to the Lord and that we have come to Jesus. We have found how wonderful Jesus is. Now he's going to tell us who Jesus is.
These words are being written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by Simon Peter, one of the disciples of the Lord, who by occupation was a fisherman. As you read these words, is it not amazing that such words are being written by a man who was a fisherman? It's wonderful what God can do when He gets hold of a life. Now the Holy Spirit is using Simon Peter, and he is writing these beautiful words about the Lord and about us.
As you read through you will discover that Simon Peter uses some very beautiful pictures. He has talked, for instance, in the first chapter about the Word of God. He said in verse 23 that the Word of God is like a seed. Then you may recall in this second chapter in verse 2 that he compares you and me to new born babies. He says that just like new born babies desire milk, you and I have a desire for the Word of God. This is a beautiful picture of a seed and a beautiful picture of a new born baby.
Now he's going to give another beautiful picture. He's going to give us a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ, and he's going to compare the Lord Jesus Christ to a beautiful, precious stone.
Simon Peter was familiar with the picture of a stone. You may remember that when the Lord Jesus Christ called Simon Peter, He said to him, "Your name is Cephas, but you are going to be called Peter, which by interpretation is a stone." Simon knew that he was anything in the world but a stone. He was closer to shifting sand. Yet, the Lord Jesus said, "I'm going to come into your life and I'm going to change your life, Simon Peter, and I'm going to turn you into a solid rock." That is exactly what the Lord Jesus did for him.
He had heard Jesus talk about the figure of the stone. Fo ...
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