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Jesus Christ our Cornerstone
“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken.’” (Isaiah 28:16-17)
In Ephesians 2:20, Paul confirms that this firm and tested stone, this precious cornerstone that is safe to build our lives upon is none other than Jesus Christ whom he describes as the chief cornerstone.
Figuratively speaking, a cornerstone is a quality or feature upon which a particular thing depends upon, or is based upon.
In buildings it is the initial stone. It’s the largest, most solid, and most carefully constructed stone in the entire building. It’s the basis upon which the foundation is laid and where the walls become joined.
Jesus Christ, as that chief and precious cornerstone, is who our lives are to be based and built upon, and in whom the entirety of our lives depends.
And therein lies the key; any other foundation will crumble if we try to build upon it.
Paul said, “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:11)
Paul knew the truth of Jesus words when Jesus said that those who hear and obey His words will be like a wise man that built his house upon the rock (a descriptive term used for Jesus), and when the wind and waves of outrageous fortune strike, the house will remain standing. But if someone refuses to hear and obey, then it’s like building a house upon the sand that will crumble and tumble down when those same winds and waves hit (Matthew 7:24-27).
Jesus can bring both peace and rest to our weary souls during these times of shaking.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Therefore, Jesus is the One in whom we rebuild our crumbling foundations?
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