“The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone. This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes” (Psalm 118:22,23). The LORD will build according to His design, regardless of man’s preferences.
And His people will rejoice and enter into what He builds: “Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous will enter through it...blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD; we have blessed you from the house of the LORD. The LORD is God, and He has given us light; bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar” (118:19,20,26,27).
Jesus is that corner stone rejected of men, eternally chosen of God (Matthew 21:33-45//Mark 12:1-11//Luke 20:9-19). “...let it be known to all of you...that...Jesus Christ the Nazarene, Whom you crucified, Whom God raised from the dead...He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:10-12).
The building of God, the Temple: “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being THE CORNER STONE, in Whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in Whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:19-22). Notice, by the way, the Trinity: we are the Father’s dwelling, of which the Son is the chief corner stone, in which the Holy Spirit eternally dwells.
The building of God,
: “Therefore, putting
aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like
newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, so that by it you may grow
in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. And
coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is
choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being
built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual
sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For this is contained in
Scripture: ‘Behold, I lay in Zion
a choice stone, a precious corner stone, and he who believes in Him will not be
disappointed.’ This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those
who disbelieve, ‘THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE VERY
CORNER stone,’ and, ‘A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense’; for they
stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were
also appointed. But you are a chosen race, A royal priesthood, a holy nation, a
people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of
Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once
were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received
mercy, but now you have received mercy” (1 Peter 2:1-10). Zion
Believe in the Chief Corner Stone and be saved today.