Christ: The Precious Cornerstone

1 Peter 2:4 ~ “… coming to [Christ] as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God”
God’s view of Christ is the only accurate standard by which to measure Christ’s worth.
Peter said, “This is contained in Scripture: ‘Behold I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious corner stone, and he who believes in Him shall not be disappointed.’ This precious value, then, is for you who believe. But for those who disbelieve, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, this became the very corner stone,’ and, ‘a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense’” (1 Peter 2:6–8). By God’s standards, Jesus is the perfect cornerstone. But the leaders of Israel had faulty standards of measurement. They inspected Him closely but rejected Him because He didn’t fit their concept of a Savior. Sadly, millions of men and women throughout history have followed their lead.
As you tell others about Christ, many will evaluate Him by a wrong standard and will reject Him. Others will evaluate Him according to God’s standard and will find Him precious beyond measure. In either case, be a faithful witness, knowing that someday His full value will be proclaimed by all (Phil. 2:10–11).
Suggestions for Prayer:
Make a list of Christ’s attributes that are especially meaningful to you. Use each attribute as a focal point of prayer and worship.
For Further Study:
Read Acts 4:1–13, noting how Peter applied the principles found in 1 Peter 2:4–8 to the Jewish leaders.

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