9/29/2014

That may hurt

Saturday:  October 11th, Matthew 21: 43 "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. 44 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed." Oh, you mean all that grace is supposed to produce fruit?  The corner stone; when building a building, that is the one on which you line up everything else.  You measure from it to get the length and width and you measure from it diagonally to square and true things up.  Without that starting point as a reference, you are just plain off.  If you enjoy building things like I do, and are messy like I am, you know there will be times when you will be looking off somewhere as you are walking about and you will trip over something you left on the floor. (believe me, this is not just a metaphor).  It is at these moments that you realize that whatever you are doing, you have to be aware of what might trip you up.  Trip over a large stone laying there a few times and you will be aware of it.  That stone will break all your preconceived ideas of what seems to be a safe path and teach a little humility in the process.  If you try to ignore the cornerstone in your life, God will see to it that you trip over it from time to time as a reminder.  That may hurt the ego a bit but it is very effective.  I think the message of the cornerstone falling on someone is what happens when you try to undermine it.  Either way, God will get our attention somehow.

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