Jesus the CornerstoneNovember 6, 2015
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.”
Jesus is the solid foundation upon which you can base your life. He is called the “chief cornerstone” (Luke 20:17). When you build your house standing on the promises of God, it will not be moved.
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus. Romans 15:4-5
Just like the flight attendant tells passengers in an emergency to tend to themselves before helping others, reach out and receive the oxygen mask of God’s Word and breathe deeply. Spending time in the Word will encourage you, give you strength to persevere, and fill you with hope. Now, with this firm footing, be available to help others.
God bless you,
May the God of hope fill me with all joy and peace in believing, so that I will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13). He always causes me to triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14). I take refuge in God and I am blessed (Psalm 34:8).
The cornerstone of a large building gives it a reliable and firm foundation, leading to the cohesion and stability of the whole building.
Copyright © 2015 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “Cornerstone.” Manser, Martin, ed. Dictionary of Bible Themes. 2009.