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Verses 20-22: “having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

My father is a retired brick mason; I know of no finer craftsman than him when it comes to laying brick, block, or stone. When I was younger and would sometimes help him on jobs, I noticed that he would always begin laying brick for a wall of a house by starting the corners first. In my childlike mind, I would wonder why he didn’t just start the wall from one end and go to the other, like you or I would draw a line from point A to point B. He wouldn’t do that…he’d lay several courses (rows) of brick to form the corners in a triangular shape (starting the 2 walls that form the corner), and then he’d fill in the wall itself between them. I now understand why: he needed to establish the corner of the wall in order for the wall itself to be anchored and thus able to support the building.

As Christians, we need an established anchor who is strong enough to support the whole body of the church; that cornerstone is Jesus Christ Himself, just as the Scripture says. As the old Bible school song states, “the wise man builds his house upon the rock”. That Rock is Jesus; He is the Solid Rock. Is your household of faith built on the Rock?

Something to think about.

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