“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone” (Psalm 118:22 NLT).


Every stone in the Hebrew Temple was inspected for flaws by the builders. The stones where cut from a quarry some distance away and had to not only fit their designated location in the Temple, but they had to be without imperfection to support its weight. Of all the stones in the Temple the cornerstone had to be the most perfect for it anchored the corner of the building.
Jesus quoted this Psalm to the Jewish religious leaders to illustrate how they had rejected him as God’s Messiah (Matt. 21:42). Peter used this Psalm in his great Pentecost sermon to speak of Christ as its fulfillment (Acts 4:11) and 3,000 people believed that day. Jesus is our “Chief Cornerstone” and we are “being built together” in Him “for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit” (Eph. 2:20-22).
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You for Jesus. We thank You that you have made us “living stones” in Him being built together as Your house. Help us to always stand together in Christ. In Jesus’ name, amen.