THE STONE THAT WAS REJECTED
H. A. Ironside tells this story in his book on Acts, page 105, 106 which he identifies as a legend, but an illuminative one: The story goes that when the temple of Solomon was in the course of construction all the stones sent up from the quarry below were practically of the same size and shape. But one day a stone was found different from all the rest, and the builders said, “There is no place for this stone. There must be a mistake.” So they rolled it to the edge of the cliff and tumbled it down into the valley of Kedron below the temple area. As the years went on (Solomon’s temple was seven years in building) they were finally ready for the chief corner-stone; so they sent down the order for it. They were told, “You must have it there; we sent it to you long ago.” Their search proved fruitless. And then an old workman…
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