Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded 1 Peter 2:6 KJV
This passage jumped off the page as I was reading the Bible yesterday. Looking at so many individuals who are going through issues, being tested and being harassed by the enemy…this scripture came to life in so many ways.
Zion was founded on a “rock” and those that lay their foundation upon this rock are protected and filled with wisdom in the Lord. The enemy/foe may wish to shake our very foundation, but to build upon that “rock” makes it impervious to attacks. It will stand strong, and stay firm.
He that believes in the Messiah…our “Rock” are protected. The great doctrine of Jesus Christ and His very existence is why we, as Christians have our salvation, and confidence in all aspects pertaining to our lives.
A precious cornerstone; which as it is both for the beauty and strength. It knits us together, Christ is the Spiritual building, and He keeps all the parts together, we in Him and He in all of us. He is the precious gem/rock that paid a price for the sins of the world. But, how amazing in that we are able to live by His word, and look to build upon this sturdy rock.
To be able to withstand the weather by not only building upon this “rock”–but to have Him dwell with us. His presence makes the difference between a tumultuous storm that won’t be able to penetrate your “house” at all. Or, the one that can be tossed about like a cork in a sea…without His presence within. That’s the core difference in building upon the rock.
We shall seek the Lord’s face in all that we do, and gain insight into His ways as we listen to His word. We shall lift our eyes to the Lord as we search for higher and deeper ways in which to appease Him. And, in all of this…how astounding and awesome is it to know that the “precious cornerstone” is what we need in order to “build” our Spirituality upon. We need that cornerstone to guide us and protect us in order to withstand the “worldly” ways and to rise above it all. That cornerstone is the reason for our strength, wisdom, prosperity, and vibrancy.
Christ…our Savior…our Rock…our Precious Cornerstone.
How strong is your foundation?
“O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires.” Isaiah 54:11 KJV
But his bow stayed in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:) Genesis 49:24 KJV
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense: and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed Romans 9:33 KJV
Many thanks to Scott Birge for the picture of Booth Bay~