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The Jewish leaders had rejected salvation. The builders had rejected the very cornerstone of the temple, and stumbled over the rock.

Growing up, there was a vacant lot next to our house. One day, a bunch of equipment and workers from Philyaw Construction showed up—and built a house on that vacant lot. It was a huge beautiful brick house—and Philyaw’s moved into it! One day, my dad was looking at the house and realized that even though some professionals had built the house and even though it was a beautiful house—it was crooked on the lot. It didn’t line up with our house or the house on the other side of it. When they laid the first foundation stones, they didn’t lay them square to the road and square to the lot line. That first stone was off, so the whole house was off.

When we lay the foundation for our faith on the person of Christ, holy, sinless, absolute truth, absolute grace and compassion—you build your house around that foundation stone and it will be built right.

Source: From a sermon by Larry Wise, Precious In His Sight, 2/24/2010

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