If you have a few moments, take a quick read through Psalm 118, specifically verses 19-29. There’s a lot there to ponder.
One “Christianeese” phrase / image we often refer to comes from this writing, and that is of Jesus being the
“stone which the builders rejected, has become the chief cornerstone.”
Certainly it’s easy to imagine the “builders” referring to Pharisees and Sadducees of the day who outright rejected Jesus as Messiah while He walked the Earth.
It’s also easy to point a judgmental finger at modern-day society and say, they too, seem to have rejected Jesus and His teachings.
But what me…. and you (as a believer in Christ)?
What about when I react to a situation out of anger or self-preservation instead of love? Or when I am more concerned with building my own empire of material things, rather then leaving a legacy of compassion and generosity?
These choices, along with many other similar examples that could be given, seem to reject Jesus’ call to radical discipleship.
What would it look like if the rejected stone became the chief cornerstone of our lives, our homes, our churches and our community?