This series in 1 Peter has been a rich and applicable study. We have found Peter’s words to the first century church particularly pertinent in 2017. This week, we come to another valuable text. As we study 1 Peter 2:4-10, we will find Peter’s use of familiar images especially helpful as we consider our role in God’s kingdom.
Peter describes early Christians (and us) as living stones. Stones are an exceptionally strong building material. They seem to outlast all other elements of a building. As we were traveling in Europe this summer, the stones from ancient structures were visible reminders of once grand edifices. What a great image for God’s people.
This Sunday, we will consider our lives as living stones. We will talk about the lasting impact of kingdom-oriented lives. May we consider how God will use us to build a spiritual building in the places where He has placed us.
(1 Peter 2:5 NIV) 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.