Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone…
Is not this making haste, this restless hurrying, turning, questioning a quite precise picture of too many modern thoughts and lives? How many people are waveringly making haste about doctrine, duty, etc. But our Scripture is the quieting antidote.
I. FAITH'S OBJECT. "He that believeth"; but he must have somewhat or someone as the object of belief. Notice faith's object as disclosed in our Scripture.
1. An object given of God.
2. An object sure.
3. Tried or tested.
4. Precious, worthy.
II. THE RESULT OF FAITH. "Shall not" worryingly, nervously "make haste."
1. As to doctrine, Christ is the truth.
2. As to the forgiveness of sins, Christ's word is pledged.
3. As to the issue of things, the helm is grasped by the pierced hand.
4. As to death, the risen Christ is death's master.
(Wayland Hoyt, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.