Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Cornerstone

[42] Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures:
" 'The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
this was the Lord's doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes'?

[43] Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. [44] And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him."
[45] When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them. [46] And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet. Matthew 21:42-46 (ESV)

The chief priests and the Pharisees understand intrinsically what Jesus was saying. What is interesting, is even knowing this they go ahead to do exactly what the parables say they will do. They start to plot to kill the son. The stone the builders rejected, becomes the cornerstone. Jesus is our cornerstone, the basis of our faith, the all in all, because the Pharisees succeeded in killing him, but they couldn’t keep him down, he rose from the dead to be our life.

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