Can you find the cornerstone?
What do you think the pictures are trying to teach you about the Kingdom of God?
If you have not guessed it already, Jesus is the great cornerstone. The entire Kingdom of God is oriented around Him. God the Father placed him exactly where He wanted Him and Jesus is the perfect stone. It says that Jesus lived a life without sin. No sin at all. Amazing! Because of this, and how much God the Father loves Him, He was the perfect sacrifice for our sin. God laid Jesus down as the cornerstone for his whole Kingdom and He will be that cornerstone for all eternity.
If the entire Kingdom is oriented around Jesus, don’t you think we should orient our lives around Him as well? Getting to know Jesus, what He did, what He thought about things, what made Him mad, what made Him sad what made Him happy is how we can orient our lives around Him. Trying to become more like Him helps us, as stones in the Kingdom, to be place right next to Him in just the place the Father needs us in His Kingdom.
Read Matthew 7:21-23 again:
How are you different after reading these verses?
Dear Father in heaven, I trust that You laid Jesus down exactly where you want Him. Please help me to orient my life around Him. Help me to know what made Him happy, sad and angry. Help me to follow His perfect example. Thank You, Father! Amen.