Discovering Christ in the Psalms:
The Rejected Savior
Psalm 118:19-29 (ESV)
Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the Lord.
 This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.
 I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
 The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
 This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
 Save us, we pray, O Lord!
O Lord, we pray, give us success!
 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
 The Lord is God,
and he has made his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
up to the horns of the altar!
 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will extol you.
 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
As Jesus traveled throughout the lands preaching and healing the sick some became followers. Many believed and became His disciples. Some left their families and professions to follow Him. Some left riches and property and followed Him. In comparison to the whole population however, the numbers were relatively few.
Most of those in and around ancient Palestine rejected Jesus. He was rejected by His hometown of Nazareth, He was rejected by the surrounding villages of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum, He was rejected by many of His initial followers, He was rejected by the Sanhedrin, by the scribes, by the Pharisees and others. Continue Reading