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"The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone" (Matthew 21:42). This is a very brief summary of Christian thought. All of sin, through all of history, is a rejection of God. He, the eternal rock, the one which has always existed and was never shaped by anyone, was rejected. We prefer our own materials, our own way. Somehow it seems God, as revealed in Scripture, is simply too wild for us. We prefer something we can tame.
In our rejection of God we set up our own opinions, our own logical processes, our own societal norms. We count the cost, ignoring the God from whom our ability to pay the cost comes. It always leads to failure.
The tenants in the parable attempted to get and keep their own way. Rather than receiving the thanks and blessing which could come from their master, they acted as if he didn't exist. They killed his messengers and even his son. Rather than leading to their victory, it leads to the promised slaughter of the tenants.
God, the Rock, is the foundation of all. We could reject Him, but we need to realize that without Him, the whole building, all our hopes, dreams, and plans, will fall down sooner or later. If we deny His nature, we do so at our peril. Rather, we recognize Him, follow His wise leadership, and return thanks for all His many gifts.
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