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.
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.”
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Via: Desiring God Blog