I Peter 2:5 – (NLT) You are living stones that God is building into His spiritual temple.
The Lord is currently building a spiritual house (the Church, which is His Body, Col. 1:24) based upon the foundation of the work of Christ. The “stones” represent individual believers. He does not choose those high on the social register, but often choses those whose standing is “low”, or who have “no standing” at all (“Is not this the carpenter’s son, whose father and mother we know?” Matt 13:53-56). He does not prefer those with influence and power, but those regarded as lowly, without means (like David, the last to be considered). He often uses those who are considered “unlearned and ignorant” over those in academic circles who have become proud and arrogant. You are a living stone. You are alive because of Christ’s work in you. Celebrate that reality. Lean into the power of Christ in you.