“They will not take from you even a stone for the corner nor a stone for foundations, but you will be desolate forever,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 51:26 NASB
A stone for the corner – God does not build on the foundation of Babylon. Through Jeremiah, God tells us that no stone (lemosedot – actually “ no stones”) from Babylon will ever be the ‘eben lepinna (stone of the corner). What does this mean?
Mosis observes “mosedot cannot denote the act of laying a foundation; it must refer to the actual foundations. . . . The notion of ‘foundations on which the structure as a whole is built’ is then extended to the structure of the cosmos.”
God does not build on the foundation stones of Babylon. So, what are the foundations stones of Babylon? Let’s try a short list. God does not build on:
1. the accumulation of power
2. human intellectual or technical expertise
3. human moral behavior or social mores
5. emotional carnage
6. passive relationships
7. partial obedience
The corner stone of the cosmos is Yeshua, but that does not simply mean Yeshua, the man, the Messiah, who walked the earth. That means the pre-incarnate, incarnate, exalted Messiah who will rule and reign visibly as He already does invisibly. And that also means the character and actions of the revealed Messiah. We have the tendency to think only of the salvation message of this corner stone, but anyone who realizes that He is King of all, must recognize that this corner stone includes all His thoughts, words and deeds. In the ancient world, every act of the King was a critical example of the Kings’ expectations for his subjects. Every thought and every word of the King was crucially important. Yeshua’s kingdom is no different.
If no stone of Babylon will ever be included in the foundations of the Kingdom of the Messiah, then we should ask if any stone of Babylon rests under our feet. Any stone! Any size pebble that finds its origin in Babylonian thought, word or deed. Any accommodation, arrangement, compromise, adjustment, adaptation or inclination that can be traced back to Babylon, no matter how small. All Babylon will crumble! And those who stand on Babylon’s stones will fall.
Topical Index: stone, mosad, corner stone, eben lepinna, foundation, Babylon, Jeremiah 51:26
 R. Mosis, yasad, TDOT, Vol. VI, p. 113.