Psalm 18:22-23: Cornerstone – Part II
When we fear that our world is too ugly, too violent, too deceitful and cruel, we must remember the inversion the ancients understood.
The stone which the builders rejected as worthless
turned out to be the most important of all.
This was done by the Lord;
what a wonderful sight it is! (GNT)
When we are defeated, turned away, rejected or abandoned, we must remember to rely on the Creator for sustaining the life we have been gifted.
The very rock that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone!
This has come from Adonai,
and in our eyes it is amazing. (CJB)
When we lose hope, feel lifeless, have no energy to struggle back from loss, we must remember to trust the Holy Spirit who heals, guides and abides.
Thank you for responding to me;
you’ve truly become my salvation!
The stone the masons discarded as flawed
is now the capstone!
This is God’s work. (MSG)
When frustration overcomes us, anxiety freezes us, or fear seizes us when we see cataclysm looming, we must remember to call on God, the Creator of all.
When we reflect on Psalm 118 we find a prayer for thanksgiving in victory; and we discover that our defeats are the cornerstones of new life.