Do you feel poor, rejected, overlooked, or mistreated? If so, then “Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn” (Isaiah 51:1). Isaiah tells Israel, his readers, to look to Abraham in their times of desolation and frustration to remember how Abraham had nothing in terms of possessions, riches, or notoriety when God made him into a special nation.

What is the point? Simply this: if God was able to give Abraham so much when he had so little, know that God does the same for the rejected and despised who trust in Him. As He did for Abraham, God will give us more than we could deserve or hope. As believers in Christ, we have a better rock from which we were hewn to look to for encouragement. As we will see tomorrow, our King was despised and rejected by man, but now he reigns over the universe as King.

Do not take your momentary afflictions with undue seriousness, for you will like your King experience the joy of God’s pleasures and riches or mercy forever. Look to the rock from which you were cut, and the quarry from which you were hewn.