Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Commander and Chief Cornerstone

Some denominations disagree about who the foundation of the church is. Peter in his own words sets this straight.
1Pe 2:3  If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1Pe 2:4  To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
Christ is a living stone, rejected by many but received by his followers. We take on his character and likeness.

1Pe 2:5  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
We also are lively stones, the spiritual house of God offering up spiritual sacrifices.
Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
1Pe 2:6  Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
1Pe 2:7  Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
The head stone, the corner stone is Jesus. He is to be built upon, first by the apostles, Peter was an apostle who was commanded to feed the sheep.

1Pe 2:8  And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
Peter in this teaching was aware that people stumble over who Jesus is and they stumble over the truth of God's word. Some call this "higher thinking...?"
1Pe 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1Pe 2:10  Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

We are the Lord's Holy people, the kings people, some are more peculiar than others...but we were brought out of darkness into his marvelous light. We have received mercy and his grace to serve him and to show Jesus and to praise him. We are not ashamed of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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