Morning by Morning, June 29 - Our Cornerstone and Plumb Line in the Midst of Change
Good morning, Lord Jesus. As I begin my day in the communion of prayer, help me hear Your heart and follow the leading of Your Spirit. ...
"Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: 'Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken. I will test you with the measuring line of justice and the plumb line of righteousness..." (Isaiah 28:16-17 NLT).
Though cultures may change, You never do. Though our opinions may waiver, Your Word never does. You are our cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20). Your righteousness is our plumb line (Amos 7:7-9). You are "the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8).
And while You never change, You've created us to change -- to change every day, from the inside out, to be more like You -- not more like our culture, more like You (Luke 6:40; Romans 8:29 and 12:1-2). As we look to You as our standard, You change us into Your image (2 Corinthians 3:18). And Your image is the perfect balance of both truth and love (John 14:6; 1 John 4:8).
Teach us how to speak the truth in love and to live the truth in love, as You change us and mature us into the image of Christ in the midst of our culture (Ephesians 4:15). Give us the courage to align our lives with the cornerstone and the plumb line of Your authority, Your will, and Your ways, no matter what goes on in the world around us -- "holding fast to the word of life" and letting the love of God hold fast to our hearts (Philippians 2:14-16). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
May the Holy Spirit empower you to hold fast to the word of life, speaking and living the truth in love, with Christ as your cornerstone and plumb line, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!