God’s living word is filled with truths of How we should live our lives…, When we should call on Him…, Where you can find hope…, Why a relationship with God is necessary…,and Who we should live for. The answer to all these questions point directly to Christ Alone and the timing is now and always! So as we reflected on how to live this earthly life,we land on a verse that reminds us of our essential Cornerstone.
Luke 20:17 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?”
This verse is a reminder that all our lives are built on this cornerstone? That in our broken lives God is in perfect control. The cornerstone breaks us down to make it not about me or you, but about Him. This brokenness is necessary to draw us to the realization that we need God. That building our life on the Cornerstone of Christ gives Him full authority. Do I remember that all the time? This cornerstone mentioned throughout the bible in various places represents our crucial stone, the cornerstone that holds up our whole structure. (Psalm 118:22, Matthew 16:18, Acts 4:11, Eph. 2:19-21) I love this use of cornerstone in these verses.
Here in verse 18 we are reminded that;
Luke 20:18 “Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”
We are all broken. We have been broken to pieces. But God has provided us with this cornerstone that in our broken state we can submit to Him. When we admit to our brokenness, repent, and give our lives to God, He makes us new. We make it not about self-centeredness but giving it all to Him. The foundation is already at our feet. Those who deny this cornerstone and don’t submit to God are described as “crushed”.
You are our cornerstone we put all our trust in. We know we are broken and that in our weakness you are strong. God we pray that in this earthly world we focus less on us and more on you. We love you and give praise to you. The victory is yours. Amen
In Psalm 68:4 David tells us to sing praise in His name, extol Him, rejoice before Him – His name is the Lord! Our Cornerstone!
The Jeremiah Study Bible
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