Don’t let the Stone crush you.
Luke 20: 17-19 “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’? 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.” 19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.”
The use of Psalm 118 by Jesus brought further fury from the religious leaders. This was a pilgrimage Psalm and used by the pilgrims surrounding Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem.
Jesus uses it to end his parable on the vineyard and is saying ‘I may be rejected now but I will be seen as the Messiah very shortly.’ 40 years after the parable was taught, the Romans entered the city, flattened it and then led the religious leaders bound in chains into foreign nations. They came under God’s judgment. The stone had fallen on them just as Jesus had said. Whether it comes on you or it becomes a stumbling block to you, Jesus, the Living Stone demands a response.
It is far better to make Jesus the cornerstone of your life. There is a key place in all our lives. Some say the capstone, the place above the door. Some say the cornerstone, the first stone in a building. Whatever it is, it is of huge importance. Is Jesus occupying the place of huge importance? Is he in the decision making part? If he is not Lord then you may stumble over him and worst still you may be crushed by Him.