Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1)
Matt. 21:42 “Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone; THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES’?”
We rightly consider the humility and lowliness of Jesus in His earthly life, but we must also consider the great prominence that Jesus attained. The Jews rejected the lowly Messiah, but Jesus said that they were rejecting what God had intended to make the very centerpiece of the coming order. The prophecy of Ps. 118:22 is also directly quoted in Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; 2 Pet. 2:6,7 and is alluded to in Eph. 2:20. The very fact that this scripture is so repeatedly used should cause us to consider it carefully.
Jesus was not what men were looking for, but He is what we needed. He was not recognized by men, but was honored by God. He was not esteemed by many of those around Him, but is the center all of things to those who have gathered around Him.