The Stone (4-8):
This precious stone, this cornerstone is Jesus. The idea of the cornerstone is pretty easy. This is the weight bearing stone, without this stone the building would not be able to stand securely. The problem with this stone is that it looked odd, it could easily be thrown away or “rejected” because it’s place was not easily seen. Upon further investigation the builders would see that the stone they rejected and threw away was the stone that was needed for the entire house to stand. Now we see where Jesus fits into this? Jesus did not look like the messiah expected and therefore was rejected and thrown away. It was not until those who were with him truly looked at Him that they saw the truth of who He is and was. If this stone is supposed to be a metaphor of Christ then it is right to say that just as a building will fall without the cornerstone, so the life of a Christian will not be able to bear up under the load without Jesus.