23 - The Most Honoured Rock in the Building!
1 Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God.
2 He has always been alive and is himself God.
3 He created everything there is - nothing exists that he didn't make.
4 Eternal life is in him, and this life gives light to all mankind.
5 His life is the light that shines through the darkness - and the darkness can never extinguish it....
10 But although he made the world, the world didn't recognize him when he came.
11 Even in his own land and among his own people, the Jews, he was not accepted...
(The Living Bible)
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.
6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
New King James Version
10 Don't you remember reading this verse in the Scriptures?
'The Rock the builders threw away became the cornerstone, the most honored stone in the building!
11 This is the Lord's doing and it is an amazing thing to see.' "
(The Living Bible)
And the seventh angel sounded, and there were great voices in heaven, saying,
The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ;
and he shall reign forever and ever.
- the Apostle John
At the first earthly coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, there were not too many who recognised and received Him.
There wasn't even room in the inn for His mother to give birth to Him in any kind of comfort.
Then the religious authorities of His day were so incensed against Him that they often wanted to murder Him before His ministry was completed.
In His first earthly coming, the Lord Jesus Christ was indeed the Rock which the builders threw away and rejected.
However, when He becomes Ruler of the kingdoms of this world, all will then know without doubt that His is the Most Honoured Rock in God's Building!
Lord Jesus Christ, I believe in my heart that You are the King of Glory.
I submit my heart and life to You today. Forgive my sins and be my Master and Lord,
Tomorrow we'll be back with another meditation about the Lord Jesus Christ!
He Is the King of GLORY!