“Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; he that believeth shall not make haste.” Isaiah 28:16
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So what’s the big deal with a stone, or a cornerstone? This is not a pebble that we stand on, is it? No way! Nor is it a lie that we build upon! Jesus has laid the foundation, as we read,
“I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.” 1Corinthians 3:10
This foundation is much more than a little stone or a pebble that some accuser of the brethren might throw at his accused to make victim of him! This stone is a precious cornerstone full of the promises of God, full of his mighty words of truth, and fastened together by his covenant to his people so that they can stand and never be moved! Jesus is in fact the most important precious jewel of promise that builds our heavenly city, as we read,
“And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was Jasper; the second, sapphire; the third chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; the fifth , sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelth, an amethyst.” Revelation 21:19, 20
Many today want to stand and build their life upon the lies of idols, many choose to stand and build their life upon the security of money, and many will stand and build their life upon the works of their own hands, but as for the true Christian, we have a much more secure place to stand, a sure foundation which will never be moved. These gems, and jewels are God’s love for us that will never falter or fail!
WHAT WILL WE BUILD UPON…?
Come now let us reason together! Is it truly the wise man’s dream to build his life upon a pebble that will easily be pressed upon and collapse? A pebble that wavers at every blow of the wind? Or will the wise builder choose to make sure that the first stone that is laid will be a stone that is proven to hold all other stones in place at the blowing of any wind, no matter how fierce?
This stone is Jesus, it must be the first stone that we lay for our life, having in it all that Jesus promises, the chief cornerstone, the covenant of God, the promises of God for our life!
This stone must be our first stone of choice! A tried and proven stone, standing the test of many generations, and many storms!
Jesus is that sure foundation and anyone that builds upon him shall not make haste, they shall stand with confidence, and never ever have to scurry in fear to hold their life up during the difficult times that threaten to see their life tumble down! All who trust in Jesus will never be driven from their feet in terror, but they will stand firm in perfect peace!
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