The living λίθος

Hi friends 👋

I am your host Bible blogger 😇🌹

I have chosen a very simple topic for our today’s discussion.


λίθος is a Greek masculine noun pronounced as lithos. It means stones.

Stone structure

Stones are common building blocks for any structure. A structure which is not built with stone and mortar is at the risk of collapse. Oh yes, it’s a common knowledge. 😅

Corner stone

Another important element of any structure is the corner stone. The corner stone determines the precise orientation of the structure.


You will wonder whether this is an article on civil engineering. 😅 Oh no! It is not. The reason why I am discussing will be known to you soon.

Hebrews 3:4 NASBS
For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.


God according to his unsearchable wisdom is a great architect. According to the creation mentioned in the Holy Bible, God built the whole universe. Any building always points to its builder similarly the whole visible world provides us a undeniable evidence of God as its builder.

Spiritual house

God is also in the process of building a spiritual house. He is building a community of people who have been invited to be the part of this invisible enterprise.

Hebrews 10:21 NASBS
and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

Great priest

Jesus Christ is believed as a great priest appointed and anointed over this spiritual house whose maker is God himself.


1 Corinthians 3:11 NASBS
For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

The foundation of this house is Jesus Christ himself.

Ephesians 2:20 NASBS
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,

Christ is the corner stone

Christ is also the corner stone which gives meaning and orientation to the spiritual house. Christ Jesus is the leader and the main substance of this spiritual mansion.

1 Peter 2:5 NASBS
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.

You are the living stones

Peter informed his audience that they were the living lithos, that is stones. You all are being built together into a spiritual house where spiritual sacrifices such as praise to God will be offered in the name of Jesus Christ.


The crux of the matter is that we are the living stones and God is using all of us to build his spiritual house where God will get himself glorified. Even though you may not be able to make it to a physical church but you still remain as a choice living stone. God has lovingly hewed us from the quarry and gave us spiritual lives.

God bless you with this encouragement.

Shalom 🕊️

17 thoughts on “The living λίθος

      1. I am overwhelmed. I post with no expectations. I don’t think I deserve credit. I use God’s copyright, the scripture. Thanks Elena. I am touched by your kind gesture. You are my angel and blessing. God sent you specifically to encourage me. Millions of thanks. 😊🙇

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