Daily Devotional
The Conquest: Standing in Resurrection Power

“The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes”

Psalm 118:22-23

Ponder This

According to Jewish tradition, the stone specifically designed to be the cornerstone for Solomon’s temple was created and sent to the worksite at what is now the Temple Mount during the early days of construction about 970 B.C. The story goes that builders kept stumbling into the stone as they worked on less essential portions of the project. The stone was moved to the side and finally fell over into the valley below. When the time came to lay the rejected cornerstone, it had to be “resurrected” from the brush in the Kidron Valley to anchor the great temple. Fast-forward about a thousand years to the time of the early church and Peter tells the Jewish rulers that the power of the resurrected Jesus Christ is responsible for miraculous healings and for the boldness the disciples have in sharing their faith. “This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders (of religion). It is become the cornerstone,” Peter tells them in Acts 4:11.

Practice This

If you have not yet met the Cornerstone, you will stumble in your quest for spiritual understanding and you will miss out on the Truth that would anchor your life now and eternally. If you already know Jesus, are you standing strong in His resurrection power as you share your faith with others?

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