The cornerstone (or foundation stone) concept is derived from the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.
Isaiah 28:16 “Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.”
Daniel 2:45 ” Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.”
1 Sam 17:40 ” And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.”
In these cases David’s small stone and the stone cut out of the mountain, a small insignificant stone, went on to become a kingdom that would overcome every other kingdom.
In these instances Jesus in not just King of Kings and Lord of Lord through his life, death and resurrection, he is Warrior King Jesus Rev 19:11-16 …..He Himself treats the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God….” This is Jesus, our Warrior King – whole kingdoms where destroyed by one stone. In the Webster dictionary the above reference of a cornerstone is “all other stones will be set in reference to this stone” therefore we are to mimic, become like, be as, King Warrior Jesus, overcoming evil kingdoms, dominions, powers that exalt itself against the knowledge of our Lord and Savior with one stone 1 Peter 2:6-7 …a Chief Cornerstone, elected, precious, but rejected by the builders.
1 Peter 6:5 ” Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.!”
Each one of us are born through sin BUT think of how we made through birth, we are not man made, we are stones carved out of a mountain without hands – and our lives are to mimic our Cornerstone, our Foundation, our Rock