4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 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. 6 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.”
(1 Peter 2:4-6 NIV)
A living stone. Sounds like a faulty observation—unless you read on.
I get the rejected part: Crucifixion.
And I get the precious part: Resurrection and salvation.
Peter presents God’s plan for the Stone. Perhaps it’s because Christ called him Rock.
But, Peter makes it clear that there is more than one living Stone.
As Christians, we are to “get lively” and become part of the walls of a spiritual house where God’s Spirit can dwell.
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