Daily Devotional for 3 July 2020 – Psalm 118v22 part 2

Psalm 118:22 – “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.”

This verse is quoted many times in the New Testament (Matt 21:42-44, Mark 12:10, Acts 4:11, 1 Peter 2:7-8), and it is all about Jesus and people’s response to Him.

Your response to Jesus is the most important thing in your life. Your response to Jesus determines where you spend eternity.

Jesus is either the cornerstone of our lives (as we looked at yesterday) or He is “a stone that makes you stumble and a rock that brings offence.” (1 Peter 2:7-8)

The Jesus of the Bible confronts us with the fact that we are sinners and that we need a Saviour. He challenges us to trust Him alone to save us. He calls us to repent of the sin we love, and the ways and thinking of the world, and believe in Him and follow Him.

Many of us don’t want that. We don’t want to be told we are sinners and need to be saved; we don’t want to leave our own way of living and follow Jesus, so we “stumble” and “reject” Him.

I started writing these daily devotionals for believers in my church during the Covid-19 lockdown, but I know that they get shared, and they are online to be read by anyone.  So, if you are reading this, I need to ask you: is Jesus your “cornerstone” or have you “rejected” Him?

He is either your “cornerstone” or He is nothing. You can “reject” Him simply by ignoring Him or by just keeping Him on the edge of your life. If He is not your “cornerstone” through you believing in Him as your Lord and Saviour, then you stumble and are lost for all eternity.

Believe in Jesus. “In Christ alone, my hope is found.”

And for all of you who are already believers, spend some time today praying for those who don’t know Christ the “cornerstone”, and pray for opportunities to talk about Him.


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