The Problem and the Promise

The master carpenter carefully lays foundations for a building. He figures the dimensions, erects the door frames, and sets the cornerstones.Once the foundation is set, less skilled carpenters can build upon it.Amateur carpenters sometimes found ready-cut stones too big or too small for the foundations. Rather than looking for properly fitting stones, they sometimes tried to adjust the foundations and cornerstones. The result: The house would collapse under its own weight.

The building rests on cornerstones. The cornerstones cannot be shifted on a whim or fancy. They have to be cut from the right materials, properly set on solid ground.

Here is eternal truth: Jesus, the Master Carpenter, laid the foundations of our faith. He is the Chief Cornerstone.

See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame. The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone… a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. 1 Peter 2:6,7

Jesus’ teachings may not always fit with popular philosophies and human thought. We try to rearrange the Cornerstone to suit ourselves. The result is a false faith that collapses just at the time when we need it.

Take this challenge: Set aside your preconceived notions and prayerfully reread the Gospels. Take careful note of what Jesus actually taught and how He lived. And build your life on Him.

Copyright 2008 by Rebekah Montgomery

Rebekah Montgomery, author/speaker/teacher, is a gifted, dynamic communicator. She is the author of more than five books and has penned 1,100 articles. She shares tough real-life topics and biblical application in a simple easy to grasp manner. To book Rebekah for your next event visit Rebekah is also the editor of Right to the Heart of Women and a publisher at Jubilant Press .

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