DOUBLE DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Thursday 4 July, 2019.
WILL YOU BE AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT❓
A Jewish legend that explains our key verse has it that when Solomon’s temple was under construction, all the stones sent from the quarry were practically the same size and shape. One day, however, a stone came that was different from all the rest. The builders said there is no place for this stone. It must be a mistake. So they rolled it to the edge of the cliff and pushed it over, into the valley of Kedron.
As the years went on (Solomon’s temple took seven years to build), the building was finally ready for the chief capstone. So they sent an order for it. “You must have it there” the stonecutters said. “The records show we sent to you already” they concluded. Their search proved fruitless. Then an old workman remembered, “There was a stone different from the rest and we thought there was no place for it. We pushed it over the cliff and into the valley.”
The workmen went into the valley of Kedron and there they found the Stone, now covered by lichen and debris- the very stone the builders had rejected. Now they had to hoist it to the top of the cliff and back to the construction site. When they put it in the place, it fits perfectly. The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone.
Do you feel dejected and rejected? Are you being isolated because you are different? Be encouraged by today’s message. This scripture became true of our Lord Jesus, it shall be the same for you.
You are not a mistake; you can dare to be different.
Lord, help me not to give up in life because of temporary rejection.
BIBLE READING FOR THE YEAR:
Deuteronomy 22-24; Acts 5:22-42.
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