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God Is Able from These Stones

August 29, 2017


God Is Able from These Stones

I’ve always been interested  in stones  and have a  “little”  collection scattered  throughout the house.     They are marvelous bits  of God’s creation  that should make us ask,  “If God put so much beauty  and usefulness  into mere stones — how much hidden beauty  and usefulness are  in mere people?”

In Job 28,  we read about  how mankind mines  the very depths of the earth  to find the precious stones  God has hidden there.     In Revelation 21  we read about the twelve foundation stones  of the holy city,  Jerusalem.     They were:  jasper,  sapphire,  chalcedony,  emerald,  sardonyx,  sardius,  chrysolite,  beryl,  topaz,  chrysoprase,  jacinth,  and amethyst.     Men labor long and hard  to dig deep down  for these treasures  of beauty.     God mines also  for precious things,  but in a different way.

In Ezekiel 36:26,  God says  to the people,

Moreover,  I will give you  a new heart  and put a new spirit  within you;  and I will remove  the heart of stone  from your flesh  and give you  a heart of flesh.

Then  1 Peter 2:5  tells us,

You also,  as living stones,  are being built up  as a  spiritual house  for a holy priesthood,  to offer up spiritual sacrifices  acceptable to God  through Jesus Christ.

So, yes.     We who have had hearts  as hard as stone  can turn  to our Creator and Redeemer  and allow Him  to make us  into a  ‘spiritual house”  for a holy priesthood.     We don’t have to be doomed  to lives of sin  and condemnation.     We can let God  find us  and use us — making us  into something beautiful  that will serve Him  in glory forever.

We might feel hopeless  and wonder how  that is possible,  but all things  are possible  with God — nothing is impossible.     In Luke 19  the religious leaders were complaining  because the people were singing high praises  to Jesus  as He rode  into Jerusalem  on a colt.     They thought Jesus should  rebuke the people  for praising Him.     But,  in Luke 19:40,  Jesus answered them,

I tell you,  if these become silent,  the stones  will cry out!

In other words,  Jesus is God  and all of His creation  will praise Him  throughout all eternity.     Then,  in Luke 3,  when John the Baptist was preaching  and baptizing,  he said to those  who were superstitiously wanting  to be baptized — just in case there was something  to this baptism thing —

Therefore  bring forth fruits  in keeping  with your repentance,  and do not begin  to say to yourselves,  ‘We have Abraham  for our father,’  for I say to you  that God is able  from these stones  to raise up children  to Abraham.

God is totally able  to raise up people  with a true faith  that makes them righteous,  just as Abraham had a faith  that made him righteous  in God’s eyes.     So,  when we go  to God,  we need  to go in faith,  knowing that He truly is LORD  and God  over all things — and that there is no other Lord or God — never has been  and never will be.

This  “spiritual house”  is all God’s doing.     And,  it has a special Corner Stone  that we must all be attached to — if we want  to stand  in eternity.     This Corner Stone  was hidden for years,  until, through many workings  and prophecies,  God brought it forth  in Jesus Christ.     And so,  we read  in Mark 12:10-11,

”The stone  which the builders rejected,    
This became  the chief corner stone;    
This came about  from the LORD,    
And it is marvelous  in our eyes.’

Even today,  many reject Jesus  as the chief corner stone.     But,  they will never become a part  of God’s  “spiritual house”  that will last  through all eternity.    

It is a serious thing  to not be right  with God.     But,  He is merciful  and we can ask Him  for “a clean heart and a right spirit”.     When God changes  our stony hearts,   we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You have done  all things well.     Make our hearts  a part  of Your  ‘spiritual house’  for all eternity.”



A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.



The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4


Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13


O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3




Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12








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