the Lord’s signet
March 3, 2010 1 Comment
I had a neat compliment today. I took some of my recent work to my bible study group this morning to get some feedback from friends. We chat for a few minutes before beginning, of course. My work was still spread on the table when our Pastor came in, so we just proceeded with our study and I could pick it up afterwards.
We were reading the book of Haggai and came to the end at 2:23:
” ‘On that day,’ declares the LORD Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,’ declares the LORD Almighty.”
We talked about the significance in ancient times of having the signet ring of a ruler…it means you are that sovereign’s right hand person. You have the seal to mark correspondence, take action, etc. Our pastor looked around at my jewelry laid out, and said it could also be considered like a symbol of the Lord’s signet… reminders that we are His administrators of the kingdom on earth.
Wow, that made me feel really great!! Thanks!