Jesus is the Cornerstone

Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply

But he looked upon them and said: “What, then, does this that is written mean, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, this has become the chief cornerstone’? Everyone falling upon that stone will be shattered. As for anyone upon whom it falls, it will pulverize him” (Luke 20:17-18).

Jesus is the chief cornerstone that the builders of the apostate church rejected. But what exactly does this mean?

A corner stone is precise. This means that when building a structure, the cornerstone is the first stone placed on the foundation. All other stones are placed against it and measured against it. Jesus is our perfect example and everything we do must be measured off of his example.

Because Jesus was rejected, we see that the “church” doesn’t use Jesus’ example as a cornerstone. They use their own traditions and false teaching as their foundation.

Be careful, everyone falling upon Jesus the cornerstone will be “shattered” and Jesus will “pulverize” anyone He falls on. This is a reference to how Jesus would smash the hypocritical church leaders of his time by pointing out their false teachings.  He called them hypocrites, vipers, foxes, unwashed vessels. This is also a reference to the great judgement when Jesus, the perfect judge, will separate the sheep from the goats. He will pulverize those who rejected his example as the cornerstone and followed their own traditions and false teachings.