Peter says we are: “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” – 1 Peter 2:5
“Living stones” are like modern day bricks used for building construction. Consider this, a brick never:
- challenges or disobeys the builder;
- rejects the builder;
- complains about other bricks;
- resents other bricks for being more prominent;
- feels sorry about having to be broken to meet the builder’s purpose.
A brick, once used in a construction, stands, together with the other bricks and building materials, as a testament to the craft and design of the builder! When looking at the bricks, it is the designer and builder that gets the praise for the finished product not the individual bricks.
“we are … God’s building” – 1 Corinthians 3:9 – we could learn much from bricks!