Chief Cornerstone

Ephesians 2: 20. “And are bult upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone:”

The household of God consists of born-again believers who are built upon the teacings (scripture) of the apostles and prophets. Jesus Christ, of course, is the main authority, the cornerstone upon which the entire structure depends.

Here is what my Dake’s Study Bible has to say:

Themelios  is the foundation on which to build (Matt. 13:35). Jesus Christ is the true foundation (I Cor. 3:11). The apostles and prophets have also been made part of the foundation of Christianity (v. 20). Others are built into the structure of the church. All of them are the temple of God and a habitation of God through the Holy Spirit.

The Greek word for cornerstone in this verse is akrogoniaios,  meaning placed at an extreme corner, the corner foundation stone.

Without that corner foundation stone, a building becomes unstable. Jesus  cannot be removed from the church.  He is the foundation upon which it stands.

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2 thoughts on “Chief Cornerstone

  1. Through my daughter, Denise, I have become friends with a building contractor in Mississippi. He has built many many houses in Monroe County. Without anyone really knowing it except for his work crew, Cecil places a Bible at the cornerstone of each building he erects. He has a brief prayer, and the building moves on. What’s really cool is that a few years ago when a F-5 tornado ripped through Smithville, MS, most of the buildings Cecil built stood. A testimony to Cecil’s faith. A simple man; a simple faith; a simple act of obedience to his Builder. I’ve been waiting for a long time to share that story!

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