The Rejected Stone
Scriptures Referenced: (Psalm 118:16-29)
Speaker: Tom Leonard, December 1, 2019
16The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. 17I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. 18The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death. 19Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD: 20This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. 21I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. 22The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 23This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. 24This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. 26Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. 27God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. 28Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. 29O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. (KJV)
The Rejected Stone
Let us live in to God who has given us life, and salvation: His rejected ‘Stone’ has become the cornerstone!
We need to have an attitude of gratitude – turn away from criticalness, negativity – when we fathom what God has done ‘it is marvelous in our eyes.’ And we should rejoice! (Verse 23)
1. ! Jesus referred to Himself as the Stone rejected by the builders (the Jewish leaders).
2. ! Although rejected by most of the leaders, He became the Cornerstone of a new ‘building’ – the church!
3. ! We are living stones being built into a ‘spiritual house’ – offering spiritual sacrifices to God thru Jesus Christ!
I Peter 2:4-6
Let us rejoice in the Lord who is remaking us!