You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor. And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. -1Peter 2:4-5a

Isn't it interesting how Peter refers to both Jesus and his followers as stones. Albeit not dead inanimate ones but rocks that have come alive and are vibrant with life. I wonder if Peter is making a not so subtle reference to when Jesus spoke of building his church on the rock? Perhaps he was helping us to see that Jesus (not Peter) is that spiritual cornerstone?

I love the imagery of God building a spiritual temple. It reminds me of how Paul speaks to us in his writings of being the body of Christ. We are needed members of the Kingdom of God. Each of us has a place in the living body and building of Christ. We are his hands and feet to the world. And a place where the Spirit of God is made manifest on earth.

Help us to stay connected to the Cornerstone Lord. Teach us to be living stones that bring honor to you.

... this devotion is part of my series on the epistles of Peter and biblical words.


  1. Peter confessed Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God; Jesus told him that on this Rock I will build my church. This is to say I agree with you.

    1. Love that verse David. Our lives are built on the bedrock of Jesus. Anything that is not built on him will be washed away as house built on sand.


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