Posted by: Larry Hoekman | November 6, 2015

I Peter 2:6-8 — Our Cornerstone!

Day 2228: Be blessed . . .

Scripture:  For in Isaiah it says, “I, the Lord God, am placing a stone in Jerusalem, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and anyone who believes in Him will not be disappointed.”  As a believer, this stone is very precious to me.  But to those who do not believe, Psalms states, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the very cornerstone.”  And Isaiah also states, “He is a stone that causes people to stumble, and a rock that will make them fall.”  They stumble because they do not listen to God’s word or obey it, and so they will meet the fate that was planned for them. I Peter 2:6-8

Thoughts/questions:  What is this ‘cornerstone?’  Although now it is more of a ceremonial stone, in Biblical time it served as the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation.  The cornerstone is vital, as ALL other stones will reference this stone, thus determining the position of the entire building!  Jesus, our cornerstone!  He IS that fundamental foundational piece which allows us to live our lives abundantly.  Rejecting Him has negative results, but by depending on Jesus as our cornerstone, we can be assured that each piece of our lives fits perfectly in its proper place!

God has chosen to place Jesus as a stone of stumbling or a stone of building.  Are we building on His foundation of love and forgiveness, or stumbling over and over again?  Let’s reference our entire lives from Jesus, our cornerstone!

Suggested prayer:  Lord, help me to trust You, my life’s true cornerstone . . .


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