…(from thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel)-Genesis 49:24
Now, Christian, the archers have sorely grieved you, and shot at you, and wounded you; but your bow abides in strength, and the arms of your hands are made strong. But do you know, O believer, that you are like your Master in this?
Jesus Christ was served just the same; the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel, passed through similar trials; He was shot at by the archers, He was grieved and wounded, but His bow abode in strength…Christ came into the world as a Shepherd. As soon as He made His appearance, the Scribes and Pharisees said, “Ah! we have been the shepherds until this hour; now we shall be driven from our honors, we shall lose all our dignity, and our authority.” Consequently, they always shot at Him…
The builders cast Him away. He was a plebeian; He was of poor extraction; He was a man acquainted with sinners, who walked in poverty and meanness; hence the worldly-wise despised Him. But when God shall gather together, in one, all things that are in heaven and that are in earth, then Christ shall be the glorious consummation of all things.
“Christ reigns in heaven the topmost stone,
And well deserves the praise.”
He shall be exalted; He shall be honored; His name shall endure as long as the sun, and all nations shall be blessed in Him, yea, all generations shall call Him blessed. ~ C.H. Spurgeon