• RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

REJECTED BY MANY


Psalm 118:22

22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;

1 Peter 2:6-8

6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone,and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.

2:6-8 No doubt Peter often thought of Jesus’ words to him right after he confessed that Jesus was “the Messiah, the Son of the living God”: “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it” (Matthew 16:16, 18). What is the stone that counts in the building of the church? Peter answers Christ himself. Jesus Christ is called “a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” Some will stumble over Christ because they reject him or refuse to believe that he is who he says he is. But Psalm 118:22 says that “the stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” the most important part of God’s building, the church. What are the characteristics of Christ, the cornerstone? (1) He is completely trustworthy; (2) he is precious to believers; (3) and, though rejected by some, he is the most important part of the church. People who refuse to believe in Christ have made the greatest mistake of their lives. They have stumbled over the one person who could save them and give meaning to their lives, and they have fallen into God’s hands for judgment. Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and don’t be one who rejects Him and His love.

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