The Cornerstone

The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

—Psalm 118:22-24

In other words, Jesus points out that already in Psalm 118 written hundreds of years before the sending of the Son, the plan was laid out: The Messiah will be rejected, killed, and raised from the dead. And this is all “the Lord’s doing.”

The death of the Son was not a surprise. It was a plan.

What God said, in fact, was: “The builders will reject my Son and I will make him Lord and Christ.”

—John Piper
How Not to Read a Parable

Via: Desiring God Blog