The Gospel of Mark emphasizes Jesus' role as a servant. Join with us as we venture through one section of this vital gospel that recounts many of Jesus' actions during his ministry years.
Read Mark 12:10-12
"Haven't you read this passage of Scripture:
"'The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes'?"
Then the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd; so they left him and went away.
Once again Jesus uses Old Testament Scripture, which would have been quite familiar to most of these leaders, to accuse them of rejecting God and going their own way. How bold and audacious was it of Jesus to quote the Bible about the cornerstone of their faith and then effectively say, "Yeah—this is about me"?
Jesus, you were treated by some like a common, garden-variety rock that could be tossed aside without consequence. Thank you that you persisted in the face of the rejectors and allowed yourself to be formed into the most important stone of the building in which we live. As the passage says, this is marvelous in our eyes. Amen.