Ephesians 2:19-22. “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”
No longer strangers and foreigners. How sweet that sounds! Not living a life alone, but a life of a family member and citizen. Not of a city. Not of a state. Not of a country. Not even of the world. A citizen and family member of Heaven.
A cornerstone, is as it sounds, the stone that is in the corner of the building. It is the first placed stone, most of the time the largest stone, and also the most needed stone. Without the cornerstone, the building will fall. Also, the building’s cornerstone has information about the building on it.
Jesus is our cornerstone. He is the first stone laid and He is the most important. Without Jesus, our whole life will fall apart. Jesus is the most important part of our lives. Jesus went before us to provide us with a perfect example to live by. His death on the cross and subsequent resurrection enable us to live with God after this life. Jesus also comes with information. The information that Jesus comes with is this: He is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6). Jesus made a way to God.
Each believer is another stone that is built on the cornerstone in order to make the house of God. The key is that each stone assists another stone and all the stones are needed to make a building. Each believer has a role in the kingdom of God. Each believer should assist others to make each other better. That is how God intends us to be. That is how God wants us to be. That is how God is. God is there for us, night and day. Pray and ask. He is there.
Be a stone in the kingdom of God today!
Thank You for our chief cornerstone, Jesus. We need this firm foundation to lean on and to support us. Without it, we would break. We would not last. We would be lost forever. I pray for all the people of the world that need You daily. I pray that You use us for the edification of the ministry. We long to follow You. We need You always.
In Your name we pray,