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Acts 4:11 “This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’”

My father was a brickmason by trade. I worked on many a job with him growing up during summers. I’ve been on jobs where we started with a clean slab foundation. One of the first things he would do as he began to lay brick would be to lay the bricks in a corner of the building. He would lay the brick several courses high, spanning both walls it touched, always checking to make sure everything was good and level. He would lay another corner the same way…only then after they were done, would he lay the bricks in the middle. You see, the cornerstone of a building is very important; the rest of the building wall will line up straight and level (or not) depending on how level and set that cornerstone is.

Peter quoted Psalms 118:22 here, talking about how the cornerstone (speaking figuratively of Jesus) was rejected by the leaders of the day, yet became the chief cornerstone of Christianity. Upon Him is everything based and rooted in our belief. The religious leaders of the day did not think the Messiah would come in the form of Jesus; they were expecting a conquering military and political leader. But, as usual, the religious leaders missed it, rejecting the Living Foundation of our faith.

So, for your information, Jesus is the Cornerstone (as the song goes). I can’t say it any better than that.

Oh, by the way, the next verse in Psalms following this one, is verse 23: “This was the LORD’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.”

Something to think about today.

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