Monday, October 26, 2020

The CHIEF Corner Stone

 

22 The stone which the builders refused 

is become the head stone of the corner.

Psalm 118:22 

King James Version


The only REAL architect is GOD.

God planned everything.

God made everything.

God is perfection.

God is precision.

And JESUS is the "corner stone".


But what is a corner stone?

Why is Jesus the "corner stone"?

What does Jesus -- the WORD of God -- have to do with Architecture?

What do all these have to do with the world?

I assure you, it's all so relevant, and important, for all things were built by God.

4 For every house is builded by some man; 

but he that built all things is God.

Hebrews 3:4 

King James Version 


Wikipedia defines "cornerstone" as:

"The cornerstone (or foundation stone or setting stone) is the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation. All other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure." 


Here's what Scripture has to say about the "corner stone":

4 Where wast thou when I laid 

the foundations of the earth? 

declare, 

if thou hast understanding.

5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, 

if thou knowest? 

or who hath stretched the line upon it?

6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? 

or who laid the corner stone thereof;

Job 38:4-6 

King James Version


16 Therefore 

thus saith the Lord God, 

Behold, 

I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, 

a tried stone, 

a precious corner stone, 

a sure foundation

he that believeth shall not make haste.

Isaiah 28:16 

King James Version 


19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, 

but fellowcitizens with the saints, 

and of the household of God;

20 And are built upon the foundation 

of the apostles and prophets, 

Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

21 In whom all the building fitly framed together 

groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

22 In whom ye also are builded together 

for an habitation of God 

through the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:19-22 

King James Version


10 Be it known unto you all, 

and to all the people of Israel, 

that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, 

whom ye crucified, 

whom God raised from the dead, 

even by him doth this man 

stand here before you whole.

11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, 

which is become the head of the corner.

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: 

for there is none other name 

under heaven given among men, 

whereby we must be saved.

Acts 4:10-12 

King James Version


4 To whom coming, 

as unto a living stone, 

disallowed indeed of men, 

but chosen of God, 

and precious,

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.

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.

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,

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.

1 Peter 2:4-8 

King James Version


Now, you understand why we are as nothing to the might, power, and glory of the LORD.

God is the CHIEF Architect of CREATION, and JESUS is the CHIEF Corner Stone -- without which, we'd all fall apart -- lives, homes, self, families, buildings, societies, governments, businesses, institutions.

Take heed then, we give honor and obedience where we must.


(All verses from biblegateway.com)


Updated 24 January 2022