I’m trying to get myself motivated once again to get back in the scriptures on a regular basis, and I thought what better way than to continue my study of Ephesians that I’ve been sharing with you.
Today im going to look at Ephesians 2:19-22.
As we looked at last time in v15-18, we have all been brought together through Christ’s death, into His body and into His people. That same theme continues here in v19, Paul reiterates that we are no longer a scattered people, but part of the the household of God, His body, the church.
We see in v20 that the foundation of the church is the work of the apostles and prophets, but they don’t get the glory, because they are built off of Christ, who we see here is the chief cornerstone. Now for those who might not know what a chief cornerstone is, let me try to explain.
When constructing a building of stone, the first thing the builders need is a good cornerstone, a stone that will act not only as a foundation but also as a reference and alignment point for all the other stones in the structure. Usually the cornerstone is much larger, and if possible, made of a harder stone than the other stones built upon it.
So what Paul tells us her, is that everything about our faith is founded in and aligned to Christ and his works. We see in v21 that we also are a part of this building, we are all important peices in the construction of God’s holy temple, and even though we might feel that we are small and insignificant, we need to remember that even the smallest stones, just tiny grains of sand, are needed for the mortar that holds the larger stones in place.
And finally in v22, we read that we are being built together in and aligned to Christ, and that we are the dwelling place of the holy Spirit. And that’s tremendously encouraging to me, to know that as a Christian, as a part of the body and structure of Christ, He indwells within us in His Spirit, so that we are never alone, never separated from Him.
I hope you all enjoyed this passage. Thank you for reading, I love you all.
J. D. Sonnenberg