1 Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.
21 I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save us, we pray, O Lord!
O Lord, we pray, give us success!
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
27 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!
28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will extol you.
29 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
It is time for some Bible study.
Look up and read the following passages: Isaiah 28:16, Psalm 118:22, Matthew 21:33-46, Acts 4:1-12, Romans 9:30-33 and 1 Peter 2:4-8. There is a common thread tying these passages together. Can you figure it out?
Once you have identified the theme, email your understanding of it to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will reply as quickly as possible.
Hint: the theme can be summarized in a sentence or two.
Lord Jesus, open our eyes and hearts to you, that we might build our lives on a solid foundation. Amen.