Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Living Stones ... (1 Peter 2:4-6)

Today’s scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-6

Peter quotes the prophet Isaiah in these verses, the same Isaiah who prophesied of Jesus’ birth (9:6) and death (53:3-5). Prophecies fulfilled, by the way.

Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone, precious in God’s sight. As it should be. But we’re a part of the story. We’re “living stones,” part of God’s “spiritual house.”

Think about it: God chooses to use us. He allows us to participate in His plan. When we serve Him, when we follow His call on our lives, we’re offering “spiritual sacrifices.” I find it astounding that the God of the universe, the Sovereign Lord of all things, gives us the privilege of being stones to build His temple on earth.

He doesn’t need us. In fact, I often say things would be a lot easier without us! But He loves us so much He wants to bring us joy as we serve Him and others.

And I’m not disappointed. Are you?

No comments: