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Wicked Vine Growers - Matt. 21:42

Lesson # Wicked Vine Growers - Matt. 21:42
Study Material - Wicked Vine Growers - Matt. 21:42

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Wicked Vine Growers
Matt. 21:42

42 Jesus [Iesous] saith [lego] unto them [autos] , Did ye [anaginosko] never [oudepote] read [anaginosko] in [en] the scriptures [graphe] , The stone [lithos] which [hos] the builders [oikodomeo] rejected [apodokimazo] , the same [houtos] is become [ginomai] [eis] the head [kephale] of the corner [gonia] : this [houtos] is [para] the Lord's [kurios] doing [ginomai] , and [kai] it is [esti] marvellous [thaumastos] in [en] our [hemon] eyes [ophthalmos] ? KJV-Interlinear

42 Jesus said to them, 'Did you never read in the Scriptures, 'The stone which the builders rejected, This became the chief corner stone; This came about from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes'? NASB

Bible doctrine is the place of promise, hope, deliverance, salvation, freedom, prosperity, security, and more. But there are many who do not want to believe in what the Bible has to offer. Not that there is a lack of evidence supporting the Bible, because there is overwhelming evidence supporting the content to the Bible, as well as overwhelming reason supporting the existence of a designer and higher power of this universe.

People see the truth, but 'choose' to ignore it.

Jesus teases them a little in His repeat of the question which He asked earlier, 'Haven't you read the scriptures?' And of course everyone knows that these chief priests had an extensive education requiring their reading of the scriptures, and furthermore, they even read the scriptures over and over, again and again every week on their Sabbath day. So if they read the scriptures, then why is it that they do not understand them? If they are educated in the scriptures, then why is it that they do not recognize the principle subject of the scriptures? Why do they not recognize the sinfulness of mankind, of mans inability to save himself, and the need for a savior?

The corner stone is the principle building block in the construction process. If you have ever built anything, from a dog house to a large building, then you know that the starting point of your measurement layout, must be precise and accurate. If it is not perfectly square and perfectly aligned even in its elevation with the rest of your building layout, then the project will become filled with errors requiring correction after correction.

Jesus Christ is our corner stone for our salvation and spiritual life. There is no other substitute capable of doing what He has done for us, Acts 4:10-12. Just as the building is established with respect to its relationship with the original starting point, the cornerstone, so too is our spiritual life established with respect to our relationship with Jesus Christ - the living word and the written word.

To allow measurement errors, structural compromises, or faulty construction into any building project, then the integrity of the entire project becomes less than reliable. A weak building cannot withstand the weather and various forces of nature, or even of use by its occupants. Deterioration comes quick and repairs often. But a strong building built with sound principles of construction and designed well for its intended use can withstand any beating hurled against it.

But it all begins with the starting position, the cornerstone. The Jewish peoples of Jesus day and even in the centuries prior, discarded many a corner stone in order to find one perfect in their eyes. They even discarded Jesus Christ, the corner stone of the one and only true spiritual life. They cut out stones from the earth (defective and imperfect), and rejected the perfect stone which God Himself designed and cut out for mankind.

But even more than that, these self righteous priests, and all unbelievers throughout history, even refuse to identify with those prophet killers of the past. 'We wouldn't do what they did. We wouldn't kill the prophets!' But God is one up on them, Matt. 23:29-31, all who reject God, all who are negative toward God could and would and do kill the prophets and Christ over and over again. Lest anyone who might think that they have a more pure content of thought in their souls - they are wrong.

Rejection of Christ means no ability to bring Bible doctrine into the soul. Negative volition toward Gods Word, means no entry of Bible doctrine into the soul. This leaves only the opinions of the world which are allowed to enter the soul. The opinions of the world are nothing more than darkness. In darkness there is no orientation, lots of confusion, and bad decisions. Doom is inevitable.

What is designed and made from heaven is nothing less than marvelous and perfect. Rejecting it is nothing less than dumb.

We are all surrounded by a huge universe of which we have no clue as to its size. Yet there are many folks out there in the world who look to their entire universe as being only that which they experience in their life here on this earth. Frogs fighting over a very small puddle.

Looking around reveals to any person with even the least amount of brain activity, that there is far more to life than ones existence between birth and death. We have only to look for it and to pursue it through our daily Bible study. Don't let something like ignoring Jesus Christ make you fall flat on your face for your entire eternal existence.

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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.

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