Today’s Word: Matthew 21:33-46

A condition of humanity is this: we rarely know what is best just by looking at what we can see with our eyes.

Ever pick a beautiful apple from the bowl only to find that it’s rotten inside?

Ever select the book with the most interesting cover only to find that it’s not anything that interests you?

Ever choose a friend/lab partner/hairstylist/spin instructor based on nice appearance, only to find out that…well, it just wasn’t a good choice?

Yep, me too! It’s what we do–and we try to learn, and we do learn, and we even say things like, “You can’t choose a book by its cover!” But we still sometimes choose our books by the cover

Jesus did not look like a savior. He did not look like a King. His “good news” did not sound all that great. As a teacher, the students he gathered were a bit too rugged and not very scholarly. Even his death was embarrassing and pedestrian.

Who would choose him?

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’? Matthew 21:42