The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
Psalm 118:22 NIV
How much money do you need to make to be happy in Canada? A new study from Purdue University has found that there is an optimal point to how much money it takes to make an individual happy, but that the amount varies worldwide. For Canadians – and North Americans as a whole – the ideal income is $95,000 for what they call “life evaluation” and $60,000 to $75,000 for “emotional well-being.” (This averages out to about $77,500.) Anything more makes you unhappy, according to the research.
Sometimes in the Old Testament, we get a glimpse of Jesus. That is true in Psalm 118, one of the Messianic Psalms. David gives a glimpse of Jesus, who is described as the cornerstone. David looks ahead and sees how Jesus, who is the stone upon which God will build His Kingdom, will be rejected by the religious leaders in His day. King David writes in Psalm 118:22: “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” Jesus was rejected by those in His day, and He is still rejected in our day. Social media is filled with atheists who despise Jesus and His followers. But those of us who have put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ understand that He is the cornerstone of our lives and because He is, we are filled with joy. No wonder David goes on to write in Psalm 118:24: “The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice and be glad.” I am so grateful that Jesus was rejected – because He was, He suffered the punishment on the Cross in my place and yours. No wonder we rejoice and are glad. No wonder we call the day of His death Good Friday.
These have been words from the heart.