Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written:
“‘The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone’?
Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.
The cornerstone is the most important part of the foundation, the stone on which the foundation rests and is critical to the whole structure. This is a beautiful picture of the role of Jesus in God’s plan of salvation. Everything rests on him and he holds all things together.
In Luke 20:9-18, Jesus pointed out that the religion leaders where rejecting the very
one whom God had chosen to be the foundation of his kingdom. They were supposed to be taking on the role of God’s representatives but where focused on maintaining their authority and Jesus was threatening this.
There are three ways to respond when Jesus speaks the truth about our wrongdoings. First, we can ignore it and pretend it doesn't apply to us. Second, we can do what the religious leaders did here: We can become angry at the truth and try to get rid of the truth-teller. Third, we can be convicted in our hearts and change our lives.
Lord Jesus, our cornerstone, our rock, our Saviour. We gratefully accept your gift of salvation. Forgive us for any time we have turned from your truth. Tune our ears to hear your truths about who we are in your eyes – that we are loved, we are worthy and that you long to know us. Open our hearts to receive the love that will change our lives.
Submitted by Jane Herlick