How well do you make the right choice? Do you fall for making a bad choice often? Or are you able to stand strong in the power of God and make the right choice? Are you willing to stand on the foundation God has laid? Do you know the cornerstone of the building God is building?
Choices can be difficult—extremely difficult—at times. We may have family or friends who lead us astray. We want to be liked by them and choose to go along. We may have co-workers who coax us into cheating or scheming. We may allow advertisements to draw us into bad decisions.
God sent Jesus to be the cornerstone of his kingdom. Peter references it in his first letter to followers. Paul references it in his letter to the churches in Ephesus and Rome. Jesus himself references it in relation to himself when He states, “the stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone” (Matthew 21:42).
Jesus knew His place and His mission from the beginning. At a very young age He was going about carrying out the mission He had been assigned. He spent time in the temple when His family went to Jerusalem to celebrate holy days. He knew where and when He was to be to begin His ministry.
We also can know where we are to be, the choices we should make, and trust that Jesus is the rock on whom we are to stand. It may appear to be tough. It may feel uncomfortable. It will be counter cultural. Jesus stood out in the culture of the first century. He stands out even more today.
I pray we all make the choice to stand on the Rock. I pray we choose the cornerstone on which God is building. I pray each one of us choose to follow Jesus and be counter cultural. Make the right choice. Choose the Cornerstone. Choose the Rock. Choose Jesus. Trust God. Trust Jesus.
So this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;
the one who relies on it
will never be stricken with panic.”