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Jesus, Our Tent Peg

Years ago In a women’s Sunday School class we were discussing women in the Bible and how Jael killed Sisera with a tent peg (Judges 4:19). We made jokes that we should keep a tent peg in our purse for emergencies. Recently the Lord showed me that a tent peg is so much more.

Zechariah 10:4 "From them will come the cornerstone, From them the tent peg, From them the bow of battle, From them every ruler, all of them together." ( NASB )

After I read that verse that I know I’ve read before, the Lord stopped me in my tracks. Tent peg. I’ve always heard Jesus referred to as a cornerstone and I get it, vaguely. I don’t use cornerstones, my house doesn’t have one, so to me it’s just a general reference. A tent peg is a different story, I’ve dealt with those firsthand. If you have every fought with a tent and lost then you get it. Or, if you ever left

The Cornerstone of Life

the bag with the stakes or pegs at home you get it. Without the pegs you just have a hot mess, but when you put those pegs in the corners and at the end of the guy lines you have a stable and secure shelter. That’s a great analogy for a life with Christ. When we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior He brings stability and peace. We can rest in the fact that we have a security we can count on. Storms can blow and our little tent of life may sway a bit, but Jesus our tent peg always holds firm.

If you are on the outside looking in and wondering how this can be true I pray you seek Jesus out today. He is right there waiting for you to come to Him.


-Tracy Baker


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