Christ is Our Cornerstone
For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”1 Peter 2:6
Peter is describing Christ as our corner stone for building our spiritual house. As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house. (1 Peter 2:4-5) A cornerstone in construction, is very important in building, because if the cornerstone is off the foundation walls will not meet correctly. And if Christ is our part-time cornerstone, the foundation of our spiritual house will not come together correctly. We continue building our spiritual house till in reaches Heaven on our last breath, then our spiritual house in complete.
The great dragon was hurled down–that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. (Revelations 12:9) Satan desire is to have us replace our cornerstone with something from the world either part-time or full-time. If we justify to continue replacing Christ as our cornerstone with something from the world, our spiritual house will never be completed.
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:3-4) Our life should be hidden in Christ, but Satan tempts us to sometimes put self and our desires first, so our life is no longer hidden in Christ. This is trying to share the throne with the Lord, which is displeasing to God.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) We fight from being our own corner stone, but since we are never perfect, we ask the Lord for forgiveness and the power to overcome. If we truly seek forgiveness from our hearts, we will be our cornerstone less and less. Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. (Psalm 24:8) If we fight this spiritual war to let Christ be our cornerstone, we will soon find that guidance by the Lord is far more rewarding and fulfilling than when we seek to guide ourselves.
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9) If we consistently make ourselves the cornerstone, it is because we don’t really know God, nor do we have the faith. Seek to know God and your faith will grow stronger.
Today seek to let Christ be your corner and your spiritual growth, which means your spiritual house is reaching toward Heaven. Christ as our corner stone is the only way we can be free in Christ.
Prayer: Lord enable me to always let Christ be my cornerstone, and let my life be hidden in Christ. In Jesus name, Amen