For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 1 Peter 2:6 ESV
Jesus is our cornerstone. He makes the foundation of His church true. Chosen and precious in the sight of God, He sets the direction for His church.
The term cornerstone used to describe Jesus speaks to His perfect character. Just like a cornerstone in the foundation of a building must be square and true in order to have a square and strong foundation, Jesus is our spiritual cornerstone. He sets by His example, the true way in how His church should be built.
Jesus is the cornerstone and the apostles teachings are the base of the foundation of His church. Ephesians 4:20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, ESV As we are added to the church we are added to this great house. 1 Peter 2:5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ESV
God chose Jesus as the one He would build His house on. We who believe have left all shame behind and now live in the family of God. With Christ as our cornerstone our spiritual House will stand for eternity.
So today, let’s trust in our foundation knowing that we stand on solid ground and have nothing to fear or worry about as long as we keep our place in this great spiritual house.
© 2013 Leo J. Woodman