By: Tim Sader
The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone (Psalm 118:22)
Last week we learned that we are only great if we allow Christ into our lives and let Him do a work in us. Our song was Great In Us by Elevation Worship. The cornerstone in a building is the most important stone of the building. The building is held together by that stone and wouldn’t stay standing without it. Not all stones can be the cornerstone so many stones are rejected for the job. The cornerstone doesn’t have to be much in appearance but it must be right so the building can be properly built. Our song today is Cornerstone by Hillsong. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/a3HH__-1Zbs or search for it on YouTube. Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness. We dare not trust in what we frame but wholly trust in Jesus name. Christ alone; cornerstone making strong the weak in the Savior’s love. Through the storm, He is Lord the Lord of all. The stone the builders rejected is now the cornerstone; the Lord has done this and it is wonderful in our sight (Psalm 118:23). This is often the way the Lord works he chooses the weak and foolish things or people to confound the wise. God used the rejected throughout the Old Testament. Look at Noah, Moses, Deborah, Gideon, Ruth, David and the prophets. This didn’t stop with the ministry of Jesus and the apostles. He did not come for the righteous but to call sinners to repentance and he spent a substantial amount of time in their company. He hung out with prostitutes, thieves, liars, fishermen, tax collectors, backstabbers, the lame, blind and leapers. Not only were they despised but Christ was rejected by those who most should have known it was Him. Jesus was not the foundation of faith they were looking for so He was rejected by the religious community.
In the Garden man made a covenant with death by disobeying God. When troubles come we think it cannot touch us because we can take care of ourselves. We trust in doctors, military, leaders, jobs, money and insurance. This is false security none of it can save us from death; we believe in lies. This is why in Zion the Lord has laid a foundation stone, a tried and precious corner stone. He is our sure foundation; if only we believe in Him can we be saved from our worries (Isaiah 28:15-16). One day while speaking Jesus asked if they heard the scripture about the Cornerstone the builders rejected being marvelous in their eyes. The Kingdom of God doesn’t belong to those who will not believe in Christ and produce fruit. If we fall on the stone it shatters who we were and if it falls on us we will be crushed (Matthew 21:42-44). Regardless when we come to Him we will no longer be the same when He is finished with us. Jesus is the Cornerstone the builders rejected; salvation is found in no one else because by no other name can we be saved (Acts 4:11-12). By the grace of God a wise builder lays a foundation that others can build on so we must build with care. No one can lay a better foundation than the one Christ laid for us. If we build our lives on anything that we find precious; our work will be shown by the light for what it is. The fire will reveal the quality of each person’s work (1 Corinthians 3:10-13). Our work should be for Christ because we are fellow citizens with God and members of His house. We build upon the foundation of church leaders with Christ as our chief Cornerstone. In Him we are joined together to become the holy temple of Lord; we are built into a dwelling place for the Spirit of God (Ephesians 2:19-22). The stone the builders rejected is precious if we believe but the rejected stone that causes them stumble if they don’t. They stumble because they disobey the gospel message which we all were destined for (1 Peter 2:7-8). Christ alone the Cornerstone, we were destined to build our lives upon Him so that we can be saved.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16