Rev. 22:21, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” Grace (a gift) is never deserved. Grace is never earned. Grace never demands or forces others to give grace. When others demand to receive grace, which is a gift, it is no longer grace. When grace becomes an obligation, it ceases to be grace and becomes slavery in which the freedom therein is lost. God gives grace, the gift of eternal life, through Jesus Christ, yet He never forces us to receive grace. Also, He in His grace (gift giving) never forces us to pass it on, for it would not be grace (a gift). So what is in your heart? Is it grace or is it the selfishness of demands? Have your freely received the grace, the gift of eternal life in Christ? If so, then “… the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” (Rom. 5:5b). The gift of eternal life cannot be demanded or earned, it can only be freely received by grace and then freely passed on, as it was given to you by grace. So I ask again what is in your heart?
Mr. 12:10, “And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:” One might ask who is the corner stone being rejected? If one does not like the question of who, one can ask the question of What? It is the same answer. Scripture tells us “Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone” (Eph. 4:20). Scripture also tells us Jesus Christ is “the truth, the way, and the life:” (John 14:6). And the Scripture tells us “truth and grace came by Christ “ (1John 1:17). Where Christ is truth can be found and where truth is rejected, twisted, even slightly changed or simply covered over, you find Jesus Christ rejected. The truth is there is no truth without Christ. Scripture tells us “God be true, but every man a liar”. Therefore, why use media sources, or some person’s article as your truth source? Why not let Christ be your corner stone, for the cornerstone you use will be what your life is built on. When storms of life come those who build upon the rock (Jesus Christ) will stand, and those who build upon the sand (the lie) will fall (Matt. 7:24-27). So the real question is are you building on a chief corner stone (Christ), or the sand (the lie)?