The stone that the builders rejected

Re: Verse reading–1 Peter 1:13-25; 2:1-10 (day seven)
“The stone that the builders rejected, this became the chief cornerstone.”  (2:7)  There is animosity at work in the world.  Unavoidable tension between God and the human race.  The people of every age reject what God is building.  People want “something else” and choose it with their lives and attention.  Believers have a hard time remembering this ever-present truth.  Peter struggled at this point.  At times he fought the world.  (Sword and rage in the garden).  At times he lost his courage in the face of the world’s animosity.  (Denial of Christ).  Now, year later, Peter is wiser,  more resolved to the inevitability.  The world is on a collision course with God and all of us must decide our loyalty to one or the other.  What God is building, the world has no interest in.  And vice versa.  “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise.” (1 Corinthians 1:27)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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