Chief Cornerstone

By: John Reiter

Posted: May 11, 2021

Category: Daily Devotional

Names of Christ: Who Do You Say That I Am?

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

Ephesians 2:19-22

I must admit that I do not know a lot about building. But even with my construction knowledge limited to Legos and Jenga (which I love), I know that a good building needs a firm and solid base. If your foundation is unstable, your construction is likely to topple the taller you make it. Our faith is much like this metaphor of building as well. If we build our lives on false truths, misdirected desires, or skewed priorities, we are not on stable ground and will likely experience stumbles and even difficulty in our growth. If we place Christ as the cornerstone our of lives, things are different. If we truly place Christ as the foundation upon which all our relationships are built, they are stronger and healthier. If God is the starting point for how we approach our day, we view the ups and downs of the day with a different perspective; one that recognizes that God is with us no matter what! As we hear in Ephesians, Christ is the foundation upon which we can be built into a spiritual dwelling place for God. May we seek to place Christ first today; recognizing that he is the foundation and cornerstone of our lives of faith. May we be that dwelling place for God.


Holy God, we rejoice that You are the foundation of our lives. Help us to recognize that with You as our cornerstone, we are able to handle anything that may come our way. Strengthen us for the day ahead and help us to show Your love to all we encounter today. Amen.