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When Jesus is prophesying the impending destruction of Jerusalem, we can see a warning of the same sort given to us. There will be a day of judgment, and for those of us who are in Christ, we can celebrate the approaching kingdom of God. Be vigilant in prayer, and steadfast in your commitment, as the approaching kingdom will be marked by persecution and trials. But know, that as difficulties increase, that Christ will strengthen us through the Spirit, and empower us to be faithful witnesses for God.
Christ is called the cornerstone because He is the foundation on which we must build our lives on if we are to enjoy eternal life. As we build on this foundation, we become imitators of Christ, becoming more like Him every day. But for this glorious transformation to happen, our old selves must be put away and the new man will be created in it's place, a glorious joy that will become an eternal blessing.
The Jewish people had been waiting for centuries for the arrival of the prophesied and promised King, who would come and establish His reign in Jerusalem. However, Jesus laments over Jerusalem knowing that the Israelites will reject Him, and that because of this rejection, will face the judgment of God. We have the same choice today. Will we choose to follow Christ, or reject Him? The answer to that question is the difference between life or death.
In becoming humble, and submitting to the authority of Christ, we commit ourselves to engaging in the work that God has planned for us. Each follower has been given certain gifts and circumstances in their lives that can lead to opportunities for displaying the Gospel. We must become faithful stewards, striving to glorify God more with the time and resources that we have, ready to give an account to the King.
Do you understand the mission of Jesus? Listen to the story of Zacchaeus experiencing the God's salvation and you will learn what Christ's mission and the gospel of Luke are all about. Jesus came to "seek and save the lost."