Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the Corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? (Matthew 21:42 KJV)
Jesus explains a simple but profound truth about how the Father works with us. Using the analogy of builders constructing a house, He states that the stone the builders rejected as unfit for building turned out to be the most important. The builders, who are experts in architecture, misestimated the stone’s worth. What does that mean to us?
It begins with Jesus. The Jewish leaders rejected Jesus as a blasphemer or someone casting out demons by Beelzebub. However, He was the Messiah and the Son of God. Paul says,
“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty” (1 Corinthians 1:27 KJV)
People’s opinions of you are irrelevant when you are in God’s will. If you are in God’s will and struggling with people rejecting or despising you, I have good news — you are in a perfect setup for the Lord to use you as the rejected stone turned the chief cornerstone.
Why did the Jewish leaders reject Jesus’s ministry? Is it possible for people to discard what God has approved?
Apply the Word
God turns the rejected stones in His will into the head of the Corner. Whether people like you or approve of your ministry or note is irrelevant to God. Keep moving forward with Him.
Ask the Father to protect your heart from human rejection or disapproval of what He has approved in your life or ministry.