Monday, January 30, 2017

Christ The Cornerstone

"The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone" (Ps 118:22).
"He is 'the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone'". (Acts 4:11).
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD: See, I am laying a stone in Zion, a stone that has been tested, A precious cornerstone as a sure foundation; whoever puts faith in it will not waver." (Is 28:18)
" it is written: “Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion that will make people stumble  and a rock that will make them fall, and whoever believes in him shall not be put to shame.” (Rom 9:33)

The four verses above all refer to a cornerstone which we Christians believe is Jesus Christ. The four verses, two each from the Old Testament and the New Testament, affirm the belief that God will and did send someone who would be the basis of a new covenant; this person would be rejected by leaders in Israel. Jesus as the cornerstone for our lives is the central theme to the Hillsong United song "Cornerstone", which is based on the hymn "My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less" by Edward Mote.

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