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“The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone. This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:22-23)

Those who want it to be their way have rejected the Lord. Rather than hearing the Word of truth, they continue in their rebellion with an attitude of self-righteousness. It should not be so among you. This is a day the Lord has made and He calls for you to rejoice and be glad in it. All that the Lord does is good and righteous. He invites those who will follow to come and know His goodness.

Lord, I often do not rejoice in the day You have given me. Guide me away from myself and ever deeper into You. Help me through all the obstacles that come my way that I may abide in You and You in me. You are the cornerstone and the only hope through the mire of this wicked world. Lift me up to be with You always that through You I may taste of the eternal life You offer.

Lord Jesus, You are the cornerstone which many have rejected. Yet I do not desire to reject You, but to live into Your likeness. Guide me this day in the journey of faith You have created for me that I may do those things which are pleasing in the Father’s sight. Help me, Good Shepherd, to know Your goodness and to be a willing sheep in Your loving hands. You are my Savior, save me this day and every day. Amen.