For me, one of the hardest things I have to go through with this blog is finding a topic to write about.
My drive into work is a pretty long one (about an hour and five minutes or so). I spend some of that time talking to God. Part of that time is spent asking Him for inspiration for this blog.
During this time of conversation, a word popped into my head: cornerstone.
Okay, Lord, what am I supposed to do with this?
Then God gave me what I needed: the stone which the builders rejected.
As soon as I got into work, I had to get at least the title of the blog down before I got too busy.
I admit that I’m not a Bible scholar so I had to look this up:
“Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner; this is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes?” (Matthew 21:42).
The Hebrews rejected Jesus as their Messiah. He taught them in their streets and in their synagogues but they still rejected Him. They rejected Him to the point where He was crucified. They crucified Him because of His ‘blasphemy.’
What they didn’t understand was that this was all pre-ordained by God. He knew that the Hebrews needed a Savior and He gave them one. Isaiah foretold of this:
“Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.” (Isaiah 28:16)
Jesus is the cornerstone of our faith and we must never forget that. I see too many stories and reports of churches completely cutting Jesus out of their service in favor or a more seeker-friendly program. Our faith is constantly under attack by radical groups as well as some in the media and even celebrities.
Is the modern-day church in danger of rejecting the cornerstone of the Christian faith? I hope not. We are the last line of defense when it comes to preaching the gospel to the four corners of the earth. Let’s not let this last line fall.