[quote name=”Isaiah 28:16″]Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.[/quote]
From this Old Testament prophecy, Peter refers to Jesus as a living stone. Peter describes our Living Stone as “rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God.”
But then he says that those who come to Jesus as God’s precious and chosen living corner, are themselves made by God into living stones of His spiritual house. Being built on the chief corner stone, Jesus.
Like Jesus, we in Him, are rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God. We become, in Him, a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God.
We are the people of God. We have received mercy and grace. We proclaim His excellent greatness as we walk in the light of His word. We keep our words and behavior excellent in this world because we are God’s spiritual house. What an awesome thing. To represent and present Jesus to those around us.
May God help us to walk careful and faithful.