I've mentioned in an older post about going through the Praying the Names of Jesus devotion right now. Today's post is inspired by this past week's name...Cornerstone or Capstone.
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The author gives a little bit of history about cornerstones that I'd never heard about and it got me to thinking.
"The royal name was often inscribed on the cornerstone and among the ancient Canaanites before the of time Joshua, the laying of the foundation stone was often accompanied by human sacrifice. Tragically a number of skeletons, especially those of small babies in earthen jars, have been found at various sites."
Yes tragic, don't really want to think about it! What I did think was when we accept Christ as our cornerstone; our foundation, shouldn't we sacrifice our life? Lay it down and take up Christ's? Mark 8:34 -35 NLT "..."If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it."
Was this tradition a foretelling of Jesus' words?
Or how about this thought...yes we all start as 'baby' Christians, but God wants us to be warrior Christians. And to be a warrior Christian you need to be out of diapers and off milk...you need to realize who your Cornerstone is and sacrifice being a 'baby' Christian and start building on that Cornerstone!
I think God was trying to remind me who He is and who I am in Him.
So thankful for the reminder today!
Have a blessed weekend!!