Jesus’ Name: Cornerstone

By Gaylyn Williams, , With 0 comments

The Surprising Joy of Exploring God's HeartThen Jesus asked them, “Didn’t you ever read this in the Scriptures?

  ‘The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.

  This is the Lord’s doing, and it is wonderful to see.’

Matthew 21:42 (ESV)

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Think about Jesus’ name: cornerstone today as you prepare to celebrate Easter. I want to encourage you to read through one or more of the Gospel stories in preparation for Easter. You can also get daily devotionals in the book this is excerpted from.
  • Cornerstone is Kefalay Goinia in Greek. Kefalay means head. Gonia means a corner or an angle.
  • The cornerstone is the most important stone in the foundation of a house or wall, because it bears greater weight.
  • Growing up in Guatemala, we often had hard earthquakes. I remember my family running outside, night or day, as soon as the ground started to shake. I often wondered if one might cause our house to fall. I’m so glad nothing can cause my life to fall when it is founded on Jesus as my Cornerstone. I can build my life on His solid foundation, without fear of it ever giving way. And so can you.
  • This word is also translated as “capstone,” which refers to the top stone that finishes off a building or an arch.
  • Meditate on how Jesus is the Cornerstone. How has He been a foundation for your life?
  • Consider Jesus as the Capstone. How has He finished off or crowned your life?

A Prayer for You:

Jesus, thank You for being the foundation for my life. It’s comforting to know that my life is built on a solid foundation that will never be shaken. Teach me more of how You are a Cornerstone, not just of my life, but also of the whole church.

Blessings on you as you get to know God,

Gaylyn Williams, co-author of 2031 Names of God

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