The number seven is a symbol of completion. Christ sees us perfectly and righteously. The question, as we soon celebrate our risen Savior, is this—how do we see Him?
Is Jesus, as Mathew said, “marvelous in our eyes?” The Jewish builders, the Scribes and the Pharisees, rejected Him. We who are now called to build upon that which Christ began, are we building well? We will build on what our eyes are looking upon. Are our eyes on Christ?
— Matthew 21:42
Christ is said to have seven eyes—meaning He sees all things. No one is beyond His sight and no one is beyond His reach. He is not a dead stone. He is a living stone.
— Zechariah 3:9
This living Cornerstone that was laid before Joshua and before the nation of Israel is also laid before us. We, who have been made alive in Christ, are to build His Church upon this living stone. He died as the perfect sacrifice. He rose three days later proven to be the One, the only One, who can take away all our sins. Christ alone is able to write God’s law in our hearts, to make Him our God, and make us His people.
Upon this living stone, there are seven eyes given to Him. It is a sign of His divine nature. He is all seeing. This perfect sight makes Him qualified to be our mediator, our judge, the giver of all gifts, and the place where all mercy is found.
Seeing so perfectly, Jesus’ eyes pierce even to the dividing of the soul and spirit. He sees the intent of the heart. He alone is able to watch over His people, care for them in all their troubles, make them satisfied in Him, and keep them until the end. All the angels’ eyes are upon Him. All of creation’s eyes are upon Him. The prophets’ eyes and all the eyes of the saints of old were upon Him. The eyes also of every believer should be upon Christ in total dependence, in all their service, and in constant worship.
The name of every believer is engraved on this living and seeing stone. All those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book, He carries on His capable shoulders. He is the first stone upon which all other stones will be laid. It was all done in “one day.” It was the day of our salvation. It was the day Christ arose from the dead, proving His perfect sacrifice for our sins was enough.
— Ecclesiastes 2:14
This is the one thing that happens to all of us: both a wise man and a fool are born, they live, and then death comes. The difference between them is given here. A wise man’s eyes are in his head building upon the cornerstone. A fool walks in darkness as if he has no eyes in his head at all. To him, the cornerstone has become a stumbling stone. If he had eyes to see, he would see the other event that happened to both of them. A wise man has his eyes there at the cross, they are on the head “stone”, the living stone, the seeing stone that gives sight to the blind.
As we all are building our houses, is it the Lord’s doing? Is He marvelous in our eyes? If He is not, how great will the fall of that house be!
Christ’s perfect eyes are upon all of us. How can you this Easter turn your eyes more upon Him?
If He Has Risen
From death’s sting we are free
To live victoriously
Not lying in our tombs
Defeated by our wounds
How sad if we die to this world
And hope for none better
Our God is alive
Stop living life dead at the altar
Rise out of your tomb of despair
You are not beyond His repair
Christ left behind an empty grave
The stone had been rolled away
The stone was not moved
Allowing Him to leave
It was so you could see
And have no reason to grieve
You are wanted dead or alive
As one human or divine
Living temporally or eternally
As one earthly or heavenly
Christ arose so that we
Could avoid our certain doom
Be alive in Christ
Crawl out of your tomb
If He has risen
One question is left
Why are you living
Like you … and He … are still dead?
What insight from the explanation of these verses! The word marvelous stood out in Matt. 21:42 and here are 3 more verses with that word:
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Thank God, He has brought us out of darkness and into His marvelous Light!
John 9:30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.
And thank God that He opened the eyes of the blinded spirit in us that was dead even as He healed the blind man.
Rev. 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
Marvelous are His works, that we can be alive unto Christ and yet dead unto sin. That we can walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh! We can come forth from the tomb as Lazarus and be loosed from the grip that death had upon us! We indeed shall rise with Him and forever be with the Lord!
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the freedom and liberty and victory we have in You!
Thank you, Ron for a well done poetic challenge! Let us never stay in the tomb of despair, no one is ever beyond repair!
Thanx Kathie for your kind words and your always wise comments. Marvelous is such a great word. Marvelous, gracious, glorious, and awesome. Words just can’t express what it means to know death has no sting. The tomb cannot hold us anymore than it held Christ. To know we are “more than conquerors” in Jesus Christ!