What stone did the builders reject? (Psalm 118:22)


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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Jesus makes the claim that he is the cornerstone from Psalm 118. The stone is a familiar image for God (Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalm 18:31, Isaiah 17:10, 26:4) and particularly in how it points to the Messiah (Isaiah 28:16, Daniel 2:34-35,45, Acts 4:11, Ephesians 2:20). Jesus made it clear to the Jewish leaders (the builders) that they had rejected him, and he had become to them a stone of stumbling (Isaiah 8:14).

The cornerstone is laid first at the head corner and governs every other corner and every angle in the entire building and thus determines the place every other stone is to be laid. Through his death, resurrection, and ascension, Jesus became the chief cornerstone of the spiritual temple, the church.

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