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A Chosen and Precious Cornerstone
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For in Scripture it says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.”
They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Dear Father, I am deeply grateful that going back to Isaiah 28:16, You declared You were going to lay the foundation of the Church in Jerusalem. I praise Jesus, that He gave His life in Jerusalem for our sins and completely fulfills this prophecy as the Chosen (Chief, Elect) and Precious Corner-stone of the Church. I worship Jesus that only in Him does the fullness of the Godhead dwell, and thus only He is acceptable to be chosen by You as the cornerstone of the foundation of the Church. I also worship Jesus that only He is absolutely precious to You, and to me and all others who have accepted Him as our Savior and the Chosen and Precious Corner-stone upon which to build our lives. When I think of the attributes that the precious Person of Jesus possesses, I marvel at His super-abundant love, grace, mercy, humility, righteousness, truth, excellence, peace, strength and so much more. I trust the Chosen and Precious Cornerstone; I love Him; I need Him; I put my life totally upon Him; I belong to Him; and I “declare the praise of him who called me out of darkness into his wonderful light.” I pray these things in His solid name. Amen.