The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone” (1Pet 2:7).
What man often finds most useful, God may reject. And what man rejects God may accept. The materials used by God to build lives, communities, and His Church are not what we would often consider. He builds with character. He makes sure that what is being erected can support the winds of change and the waves of adversity. The example is a house built upon the sand. Even though the structure is elaborate and is a thing of beauty, it has no foundation. Eventually the inevitable will come to test its strength. The strength of a structure relies on its foundation. For us, no other foundation can be laid other than Jesus Christ. The accuracy of the establishment of Christ in the life of the believer will keep him stable in the most difficult of times. Christ is often rejected or misunderstood because the majority of people do not see any use for Him as He is. They attempt to either fit Him in as they please or eliminate Him altogether. Yet He is the only One we can turn to when we are forced to acknowledge how little we really know. He is able to heal and to guide, but He must be in place before our minds are able to acknowledge how much He is really needed. When we understand that we need Him, then we discover what held us together even when we thought it was ourselves. He has become the chief cornerstone among those who worship Him because they realize that in Him we live, move, and have our being.