The words of Isaiah 28:16 foreshadow the coming messiah who will spiritually anchor the lives of those following Him. Peter echoes the fullfillment of this prophecy in 1 Peter 2:4-10 and expounds on its meaning. Jesus is the living stone who has been made the precious cornerstone of our faith. Some reject, but to those who believe and build a life with Him at its center there is joy, mercy and light. These are not abstract philosophical concepts. For those whose conscience and heart are truly seeking, this forms the center of building a walk with God.