Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:20)
The Eye Above and the Eye Below the Pyramid
Every one is (morally) blind until his eyes are opened for him from above. (Genesis Rabba 53)
For in Scripture it says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.’ (Peter 2:6)
If a man sees his fellow drowning, mauled by beasts, or attacked by robbers, he is bound to save him. (Babylonian Talmud, Nezikin III, Sanhedrin 73a)
He looked directly at them and said, “What then is this that is written: “‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone‘? (Luke 20:17)
The alien residing among you will rise higher and higher above you...He will lend to you, not you to him. He will become the head, you the tail. (Deuteronomy 28:43-44)
Sink the Bible to the bottom of the sea, and man’s obligation to God would be unchanged. He would have the same path to tread, only his lamp and his guide would be gone; he would have the same voyage to make, only his compass and chart would be overboard. - Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.
For the LORD is the great God, the great king over all gods...who owns the tops of the mountains. (Psalms 95:3-4)
This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.
Raise a glad cry you Heavens, the LORD has done this...Break forth, you mountains, into song. (Isaiah 44:23)
Have you not read this Scripture: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone?’
- Mark 12:10
You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket. It is set on a lamp stand, where it gives light to all in the house. (Matthew 5:14-15)
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set or who laid its cornerstone while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? (Job 38:5-7)
The one who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is earthy…but the one who comes from heaven is above all. (John 3:31)
‘Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian Tradition.