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Living Hope | 1 Peter 2:6 | Devotional

1 Peter 2:6 For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."

As he often does, Peter goes back to the Old Testament to make his point about Jesus. In today’s passage Peter sites Isaiah 28:16. Here he likens Jesus to the “precious cornerstone” used to build a secure and sure foundation.

In the Middle East, large cornerstones were put in place to determine the integrity of the structure. One such stone has been found by archeologists that measured 69 ft. x 12 ft. x 13 ft. (Exp. Bible Commentary 230). The rest of the building was aligned to that stone. Isaiah uses this picture to challenge people to build on the Lord, the One who is immovable and unchangeable. Peter’s application of this passage follows: Jesus is the sure foundation, the “precious cornerstone.” Whoever builds on his life on Jesus will never be ashamed or disappointed. His life will always be in line with will of God.

Take a moment to prayerfully check and see if you are building on the “precious cornerstone.”

Father, we are tempted to build our lives on many things. Today help us to know for sure our foundation is Jesus. In His name. Amen.

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