Together, we serve
to know Christ
and to make Christ known
for the glory of God

31 October 2020

1 Peter 2:4-10

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 housea] 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.”b]

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,”c]

and,

“A stone that causes people to stumble
    and a rock that makes them fall.”d]

They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Prayer: Almighty God You have built Your Church on the foundation of apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the head corner stone; give us grace to follow their doctrine and godly lives that with them and all Your saints we may worship You forever through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.