April 18, 2019 Verse Of The Day

Luke 22_19

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Luke 20:18 Broken Or Crushed?

Broken Vase

Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed. Luke 20:18

Jesus was talking about the people were rejecting the main corner stone and that He was that corner stone. He ends the talk with telling the people that anyone who falls on that stone will be broken, but anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.

The Pharisees who were supposed to be the builders of God’s temple were against Jesus. They had rejected Him as being the new cornerstone for God’s temple. They refused to follow Him and were against anyone who did follow Him.

Since the time of Jesus, people have not changed. There are people who are in the church who are actually fighting against God. They are trying to hold to old traditions and ways rather than following Jesus and being led by God’s Holy Spirit. They do not want to change.

Right now it appears as though those people are winning and that God is not doing anything. However, there will come a day when Jesus will return. Anyone who is against Him will receive His full wrath. Every person who chooses not to follow Jesus will be crushed and destroyed by God’s extreme wrath against them.

Those who have chosen to follow Jesus will allow themselves to be broken by Him. They will fall upon Him, trusting Jesus with all of their heart, soul and mind. In the process of doing that self will be destroyed. They will no longer allow their selves to be in control but will allow God to have all control over their life. In the words of Jesus, they will be broken.

Being broken means that they can be repaired correctly. God will put their lives back together to serve Him and His kingdom in the best way possible. It will no longer be about self, but about God and building His kingdom. It will be about others being saved.

You have to make a choice in your life about Jesus. If you choose to follow Him, you must allow yourself to be broken and allow Him to have absolute control of your life. Allow yourself to broken by God so that He can use you in the best way possible in His kingdom for His purpose.

Will you be broken now?

Or will you be crushed later?

I pray today that you will be broken before God; that you will allow God to have control over your life; that you will not reject Jesus in your life; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.

Matthew 21:44 Don’t Be Crushed

“Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.” Matthew 21:44

Jesus had just quoted from Psalm 118:22-23, about the stone builders rejected becoming the cornerstone. The cornerstone is the most important stone in a building. It is what holds the building up and together.

Jesus calls Himself that stone, the chief cornerstone. In today’s verse, He states that anyone who falls on that stone will be broken, but if it falls on the person, he will be crushed.

Falling on Jesus is a point of giving up your life to Him. Letting Him have full control.

In life, many people feel they are in absolute control of their lives. Everything seems to be going just right for them. When a person comes to Jesus, they realize that they really do not have any control. This will break a person up.

No one likes to be told they are not in control of their own lives. No one likes to be told they are a failure and a sinner. Yet, that is just what each person is, without Jesus.

Coming to Jesus will break those walls down. He will break the arguments, thoughts, and customs of this world that has taken control in your life.

There are those who have chosen not to follow Jesus. When the end comes and Jesus returns, it will be the time the rock, Jesus, falls on them. At that point, there will be no more hope or salvation. They will be crushed and their soul destroyed for eternity in hell.

In the workplace, often a boss will tell the workers that if they make a mistake, it is better that they come forward first with it, then for him to find out second-hand. There may be a price to pay for the mistake, but it will not be as great as if found out by second sources.

In the same way, if you come to Jesus first, He is willing to forgive you. Admit you are broke and need to be fixed. If Jesus comes to you first, in the end times, He will crush you.

Allow yourself to be broken by Jesus today and receive the life He is willing to give you.

I pray today that you will fall on Jesus; that you will allow yourself to be broken by Jesus; that God will reveal faults in your life; that you will allow God to make you into the person He wants you to be; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.