The prophet Isaiah was the first to refer to the Messiah as a stone that would cause the Jewish people to stumble and take offense:
Isaiah 8:14 – 15
He will be as a sanctuary,
But a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense
To both the houses of Israel,
As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And many among them shall stumble;
They shall fall and be broken,
Be snared and taken.”
PRAY ISRAEL WILL NOT STUMBLE OVER THE STONE OF OFFENSE.