Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jesus the Stone

Luke 20:17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
Luke 20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Jesus is the stone for building the kingdom of God and he is the grindstone to those who refuse him. Those who come by faith to the foundation stone will submit to the master builder.

Psa 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Some who have refused to come to Jesus have grown stubborn with hardened hearts. I believe that God will allow crushing afflictions to occur in the lives of the hard hearted ones, so that they might learn to seek God. Where there is life there is hope. Sometimes crushing afflictions come to God's beloved people too. They have the Holy Spirit to comfort them and the Lord Jesus Christ to heal them.

1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

We pray for the afflicted and we pray for the lost. Do not resist the call of Jesus upon your life. To be the enemy of God when Jesus returns for his people is to be crushed; to be destroyed in body and the soul condemned. Where will you go when Jesus comes?

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