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1 Peter 2:5: You Yourselves Like Living Stones Are Being Built Up As A Spiritual House

1 Peter 2:5
[5] You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (ESV)

In the last verse we saw our Savior as a precious stone, loved by the Father and chosen. It is good and proper for us to view our Lord this way. In looking at Jesus as a precious stone, where does that place us? Peter tells us here that we are also living stones with Christ. This is an amazing thing. Part of becoming a new creation in Christ Jesus means that we also, every one of us, is a living stone with Jesus Christ.

We are being built up as a spiritual house. Every single one of us is connected to Christ and connected to one another. There is no place in the church for people to be lone rangers. God is building a spiritual house. One of the things we know about a house built of stones is that the stones touch each other. They are connected. If you pull stones out of the church it will crumble. We are connected to each other.

This spiritual house that we are being built to is for the purpose of offering worship unto the Lord. There are two important things that need to happen if we are going to be a place of worship. We will need to have a holy priesthood, and we will need to offer acceptable sacrifices to God. In the Old Testament it was only the priest who offered sacrifices, and only at the temple.

I hope you are catching the wonder of what God is doing in building a spiritual house with us as living stones. He has made us holy by his blood shed for our forgiveness. He commissions us as holy priests in this spiritual house, or temple. Our works done in his name are spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

We are living stones! Find ways to celebrate the connectedness you have with other living stones. Work together. Serve the Lord joyfully. Walk in holiness. Praise him for the wonder of being part of this spiritual house he is building, the Church.