The Rock

A few days ago a newsworthy event happened just a few miles up the road from where I live. A boulder suddenly declared its independence from the hillside to which it had long been safely attached. This massive rock rolled menacingly toward a house down below, finally coming to rest on an unsuspecting pickup truck. The truck found itself to be no match for the heavy boulder. It was totally destroyed in the encounter. Thankfully, however, no one was hurt in the incident.

The Bible describes Jesus as a Rock. Matthew 21:42-44 says, “Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.’”

Jesus is the key to our existence. He is the cornerstone on whom we are to build our lives. Those who reject Jesus do so at their own peril. For if you do not choose him as your cornerstone, he will be the rock that crushes you. Jesus refuses to be ignored! Make him the foundation of your life, or suffer the consequences!

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