Making Jesus our cornerstone is the most significant thing we can do. A cornerstone is the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation. All other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure. If the cornerstone is off, it places the whole foundation in jeopardy.
A life built without Jesus as your cornerstone is like building our house on sand. A life lived without Jesus as your cornerstone soon becomes chaotic. With Jesus as our cornerstone, He is our anchor in a storm. He is the invisible hand that sustains us as we walk through the uncertainty of life.
Jesus met Spiritually Blind Religious Leaders
Jewish leadership challenged Jesus only days before He died on the cross for our sins. Jesus told them a parable about wicked farmers who refused to give rent to the owner. In the parable, the evil farmers represent the religious leaders. As the parable unfolds, the farmers beat the first servant who came to collect for the owner. The servant goes back empty-handed. The owner sent other servants who were abused or killed. Then the owner sent his beloved son, whom the farmers killed.
Then Jesus spoke to the religious leaders. Mark 12:9 “What do you suppose the owner of the vineyard will do?” Jesus asked. “I’ll tell you—he will come and kill those farmers and lease the vineyard to others. 10 Didn’t you ever read this in the Scriptures? ‘The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.  The religious leaders knew Jesus was talking about them. Their failure to repent resulted in rejecting Jesus as their cornerstone. If they did not change, this would have eternal consequences.
Building on Jesus as Our Cornerstone
Is the Lord calling you to strengthen the foundation of your life? Jesus may be in your foundation, but today the Lord is calling you to make Him your cornerstone. We live in an ever-changing and chaotic world. Jesus wants you to be able to navigate this time of difficulty. You can build a firm foundation by spending time in God’s word, prayer, and worship. Spending time with the Lord is like putting reinforcement in our foundation.
Others around may be far from the Lord, but you can be a lighthouse guiding them to Jesus. You can be Jesus’s arms, feet, and voice to bring the Good News of Jesus to those the Lord directs you to. My Father’s last words to me before he died were, “I will be alright.” He was correct in what he said because Jesus was his cornerstone and firm foundation. Making Jesus our cornerstone changes everything, especially our life today and in eternity. To hear more, listen here: