The function of a cornerstone: “The cornerstone (or foundation stone or setting stone) is the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation. All other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.” (Wikipedia)
While this may be the definition for a masonry foundation, this definition must be relevant to the life of a believer or God through Jesus Christ. Christ is our chief cornerstone and without Him, the whole foundation will fall apart.
All that we do, all that we are, all that we will be is because of the finished work of Jesus Christ. Our existence is because He is and is to come. Without Christ, we would not be able to stand.
The strength of our structures will be determined by the foundation. Christ is chief cornerstone of our lives, not our families, our nice budgets, or degrees. The stones, when properly placed, will strengthen our structures.
We have to move beyond placing our life in compartments. Christ cannot be in our careers but not our social lives. We need Him to be in all of our relationships, professional and personal. He belongs as the cornerstone of our finances and families. And with Him as the foundation, there is no trial or tribulation that will crack His foundation.
May all things of our life be filtered through this question: who is our chief cornerstone?
Peace and Blessings