God has given us a royal commission to glorify Him. In the book of Haggai, Zerubbabel, a leader of Israel after the exile from Babylonian captivity, purposed in his heart to rebuild the Temple of God. God said to him: ”I will take you, O Zerubbabel my servant… and make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you, declares the Lord of hosts.” (Haggai 2:23) What an amazing picture…to be a signet ring of God! Kings used a signet ring to designate authority, honor, or ownership and it typically contained an emblem unique to the king. Official documents were sealed by an impression of the king’s signet and certified the document as genuine. God gives us the honor to be a manifestation of His Divine reality to the world; however, to do this, we must represent HIS Image. His image is HOLY! After Jesus died on the cross and the veil to the Holy of Holies in the temple was torn apart; Jesus sealed our salvation and gave us all the ability to live holy lives. The Bible says: “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Cor. 6:19-20) We have the ability to manifest God to the world. We can be God’s signet ring. If our signet is a symbol of our own image, then it won’t be God. All creation naturally glorifies God–but man has a free will. God WILL be glorified—with or without us. We have been given the marvelous opportunity to project the image of Almighty God! As His signet ring, we may operate with HIS authority, HIS love and HIS wisdom–so why would we choose anything less? As His children, we possess royal authority, therefore we needn’t live as if we don’t. By His grace, we are God’s divine royalty–so let us purpose to live for His glory!