Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Jesus: Chief (Precious) Cornerstone

-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names

Behold, I am laying in Zion a chosen (honored), precious chief Cornerstone, and he who believes in Him...shall never be disappointed or put to shame. - 1 Peter 2:6 AMP

I joined the Army my first year out of high school. One of the first things I was taught as a soldier was how to march. It's not just walking. Marching meant walking with a group in an organized, orderly, and disciplined manner. Marching meant everyone went at the same pace and stayed in step, lined up with the person next to him. There was no room in the army for independent thinking or actions.

In order for us to march correctly, we were taught how to line up. We lined up in columns, and each column lined up according to the placement of the first man in the column—the anchor point. Before we could march, we had to be lined up with the point person.

The cornerstone lines up a building in the same way that a point person lines up a group of marching soldiers. It is the key foundation stone and it must be put in place first before any other stone is added. All other stones will be set in reference to the cornerstone.

Jesus Christ is the Cornerstone of your faith, your life, and your future. The only safe way to build your life is to line up each decision you make with your eyes fixed upon Jesus. Be sure that each step you take lines up with His perfect will for your life. That is the only way to live a fulfilling life.

©2011, 2020 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Photo by Heather Lee. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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