November 25, 2023
Ephesians 2:20, New Living Translation
"Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself."
In every stone building, one stone is crucial. It is laid first, and it is to ensure that the building is square and stable. It is the rock on which the weight of the entire structure rests. It is the cornerstone.
The cornerstone is the most important stone in the building because it joins the whole building together – “In whom all the building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord” (Ephesians 2:21, NLT).
In Isaiah 28:16 Christ is the foundation stone, and in Psalm 118:22 Christ is the cornerstone.
The most important one is the cornerstone – it joins the building together, the two walls, and causes it to stand. In His resurrection Christ has joined us together to be His Body – He has made us one!
Scripture describes Jesus as the "Chief Cornerstone" of our faith. As the Chief Cornerstone, Jesus ensures the stability of the whole system of our salvation. Jesus was and is the only plan of salvation. Isaiah 28:16 (NLT), "Therefore this says the Lord God: 'Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation.'"
When we read that Christ is the cornerstone, that means Jesus is our right and true foundation—perfect—and whatever is built in alignment with him will be right and true too.
Jesus being the Chief Cornerstone of our faith brings unity to the body of Christ. He is the stone that holds the whole body together.
Today we can be one and can have fellowship in Christ and because of Christ as the cornerstone who joins us together in God’s building!
We are being built together as a dwelling place of God in spirit – it is in our spirit that Christ as the Spirit today unifies us, joins us, knits us, blends us, and builds us up in God’s building.
He is the joining factor, the blending factor, and the building factor of all the races, peoples, and cultures. We should put our trust in no one else and in nothing else – only Christ as the cornerstone can build us up with the other believers for God’s building, the corporate expression of God!
We need to see the importance and the preciousness of Christ as the cornerstone, and we need to exercise our spirit to be fully joined to Him as the building One, the knitting One, the joining One.
Today we need to “believe on Him” – not just “in Him”, but “on Him”, taking Christ as the base, a standing. Christ as the cornerstone is a strong base, a strong standing, in our faith. Let us trust in Christ, the trustworthy cornerstone, and believe on Him as the strong base and steadfast cornerstone for our faith!