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1 Peter 2:2-10 boldly proclaims Jesus as the cornerstone of a “living house” in which Christians are the building stones. For those who believe, he is the one on whom we can build safely. For those who do not believe, he is the one who causes tripping and falling.
What does it mean to be a living building made of living stones? For one thing, we realize that in some significant ways all Christ’s people are different from one another. We are not identical. We are individuals. Yet, as different as we are, we are all living stones. We grow where we are. We become strong because of the nourishment we get from Jesus and even from one another, as we encourage each other. Over time we find exactly the place we are supposed to be in the wall. We grow strong together.
Are all Christians going to have the same roles? Not at all. But we are all contributing to the very same building, a temple of praise to the one true Lord. This is our hope in this life and for eternity.
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