Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD: This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalms 118:19-24).
Today’s Morsel: When a mason is laying brick or stone, often times they will come across a brick or stone that is chipped or broken or that may have a defect, and they cannot use it at that time in the wall or construction they are building. But after a while, they may get to a place where they may need a certain piece of a brick or stone, and so they look for the piece that they have discarded. And once they find it, they rejoice that it fits in the place just the way that they need it to. The psalmist said that the stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. Many people reject Jesus at the onset in their goals and plans for life. They begin by trying to build their lives without Him, but after a certain period of time, when things aren’t going well or right, they begin to look for Him to fill that gap. The psalmist said that this is the Lord's doing. God will allow you to reject Him if you so choose. But He’s also excited when you realize that you can do nothing without Him (John 15:5), and that you need Him in your life. Solomon said, “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it” (Psalms 127:1). Let me encourage you today, if you are going to build, why not start by making Jesus the chief corner stone so that your foundation will be solid, steadfast, and firm. Anything that will be shaken will be shaken, and if your foundation isn’t solid, your building will crumble.
Sing: My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.