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Sat, Aug 13 2005 - 01:03 PM

1 Peter 2:6 Stones and Knees!

1Pe 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

Chief corner stone is derived from the greek words akrogōniaios(G204), akron(G206), gōnia (G1137), and gonu (G1119). Meaning- the extremity, utter most part. The one that really got me thinking was "gonu", or "knee" in English.
What does the knee do for us? Yes, it bends and is flexible, but that's not the point being made here- we know that Jesus does not change nor bend for anyone or anything. He is the same today, yesterday, and forever.

The significance here of "knee" seems to point in the direction of this- the part of the body that holds us up. Without it, we have no foundation to stand.

Just as our very own body cannot stand without a strong knee, we as the body of Christ cannot stand without Jesus!

Elect and precious
Elect, in the Greek means God's favorite, chosen. Jesus was chosen before the foundation of the world to be the one and only way of salvation for manking, our only means of bridging the gap between our sinful nature and God.

He that believeth on Him shall not be counfounded!

From G2596 and G153; to shame down, that is, disgrace or (by implication) put to the blush: - confound, dishonour, (be a-, make a-) shame (-d).

We will not be disgraced nor put to shame by the devil, who comes against us. I've read the end of the book, and guess what, We Win!

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ!

There is room for all of our shame and disgrace at the foot of the Cross. Take it there, and leave it there. It's not your to bear. Jesus has paid that price, and Jesus has already bore all of our sins. We are righteous, holy, and free through the shed blood of CHrist.

So many of us lay that shame down, but refuse to walk away. We keep picking it back up. We allow satan to bring our former selves and our past up, with these little evil thoughts that say "you're not good enough", "you're not strong enough", etc... We may not be, but greater is He that is in YOU than he that is in this world!

Friend, there is a difference in conviction and condemnation. Conviction comes from Christ, condemnation comes from satan. If you find yourself feeling condemned , just go back to the cross and lay it down. Don't carry the unnecessary burden that Jesus already bore, cast it at his feet and trust that he loves you enough to get rid of it for you! Remember, you are a new creation in Christ Jesus! 
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