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How are we like living stones?


As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:
“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.”
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
“The stone the builders rejected
    
has become the cornerstone,”
and,
“A stone that causes people to stumble
    
and a rock that makes them fall.” 1 Peter 2:4-8
            Stones build.  Each stone is part of a process, put into place to support a large purpose (a house, a wall). 
            Jesus was a stone that the builders (the religious leaders) rejected.  In fact, he was the cornerstone, the first stone put into place which all the others build from.  He was the first and most important stone to construct a legacy of Christian faith.
            All those other stones added to the cornerstone include every believer’s life.  We all have a part in building something greater—a kingdom.  Unlike stones, we are alive.  We are solid and, when properly put into place, we cannot be toppled.