Devotionals, Five Minute Friday

Build on the Cornerstone


Relationships, life, career, homes, and families, they are all being built, molded, depleted, and struck down.  A perpetual circle of hope, misgivings, disappointments, and momentum that gives life and tears down love. When will we learn to follow the true carpenter? When will we learn that He is more than a hammer and nails.  A builder of truth, people have gone full circle around him, yet fail to place him as their cornerstone. One shift in the platform and lives tumble.

People are losing out in the hope that they let fizzle out or let drift in the winds of cultural change. Misgivings take the place of true understanding and we lean towards throwing our hands up in defeat.

Still, I wonder if we will ever learn the truth of faith. Will we create a new circle that has the Spirit’s guidance woven in at every turn? Will hope propel us at every curve?

Ephesians 2:19-22 ESV 

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

As followers of the true God, we can keep Jesus as the cornerstone. He holds together His household as Lord. The circle is complete and has no end. Infinite communion with Christ does exist and will hold us up even when we have broken relationships, careers, finances and lives. Our lives are more than tangible things and buildings of unmet expectations. Our lives are His to behold. He will do well with them when we accept our need of Him in our humility.

Our lives are more than tangible things and buildings of unmet expectations. Our lives are His to behold. Share on X

When we go to dig up our next plot of land, or try to stake a claim at the corner office, we would do well to stop and pray for the opportunity to live an example of faith. We need to attribute the foundation of opportunity, profession and growth to the one who holds us together and builds us up.

This post comes from the 20 Days of Devotionals series.

3 thoughts on “Build on the Cornerstone

  1. Our lives are tangible things of unmet expectations… that’s powerful ❤️

  2. “Our lives are His to behold.” Oh my – and amen. My prayer is that I am building – my life, my choices, my relationships – on Him as my cornerstone!

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