All the Honor and All the Glory!
1 Peter 2:7 Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him. But for those who reject him, “The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.”
8 And, “He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them. 9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
We live in a world that seemingly rejects the hope Jesus offers every day. In this rejection we also see an attitude that we can fix everything by ourselves. An important thing to bring out is the "rejection" part. This means that God is offering Jesus on a continuous timeline for those who are seeking to fill that God-sized hole in their life! Yes, God is active and involved. In the above scripture Peter begins it all by saying "Yes, you who trust Him recognize the honor God has given Him." The Jews do not acknowledge that Jesus is the Messiah and their rejection is based on a deep faith that the Messiah will come riding a white horse, with sword drawn and fight their fight for them. So their impression of what will happen clouds the real truth. Jesus has come and defeated death, hell, and the grave and He lives in His followers who take His message wherever they go. Since we know Christ through a personal relationship we know first hand that the Messiah is coming,but AGAIN! Jesus is not just one of the stones in this whole story, but the chief "cornerstone" and our faith is found trusting Jesus and Jesus alone.
Trust Jesus for the direction for your life and you will not be disappointed. Paul said it this way. Romans 5:5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
The Pilgrimage continues....