and,

‘A stone that causes people to stumble
    and a rock that makes them fall.’[a]

They stumble because they disobey the message – which is also what they were destined for.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:8 Isaiah 8:14

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