Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:7-8)

Today’s scripture: 1 Peter 2:7-8

Yesterday’s verses encouraged those who follow Jesus Christ. Today’s should encourage us as well, but in a very different way.

Jesus, the precious Cornerstone for us, is a “rock of offense” to those who don’t believe. And because of their unbelief, they are doomed.

So, how is this in any way encouraging, you ask? Verses like these encourage me to be bolder in sharing my faith. They encourage me to be salt and light to those who are blinded to God’s truth.

We all have people in our lives who don’t know Jesus, who are offended by our faith. And they need redemption. They need the peace and joy that comes from a relationship with our Savior.

They need to see Jesus in us. Are you a shining light for Him? Are you willing to be His advocate so unbelievers will come to know Him, so they can be obedient to His word and thus avoid eternal doom?

I’m encouraged—and convicted—today. I pray you are too.

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