God has given us a royal commission–to glorify Him. 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 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19-20‬) http://bible.com/59/1co.6.19-20.esv God is holy and to glorify Him, we must also be holy. Jesus taught us to pray “hallowed be thy name” not because our words will ever make God holy, for He is already so; but rather, that our lives would not bring shame to His holiness. We were created in His image and for the highest purpose.

God told Zerubbabel, a leader of Israel who wanted to rebuild the temple after Israel returned from Babylonian captivity: ”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 excellent example of glorifying God–to be a signet ring! Kings used a signet ring to designate authority, honor, or ownership. On the ring was an emblem representing the authority of the king. When documents were sealed in wax with an impression of the king’s signet, it certified the document as genuine. We, also, have the privilege to represent the King of Kings, however, to accurately do this, we must represent HIS Image. His image is HOLY!

Salvation covers us with the righteousness of Christ, and we possess the power to live a holy life. We may be God’s signet ring or we can represent something less–like ourselves! What image is on your ring? What image do you stamp upon those around you? Is it–success, power, beauty, brains? Or, is it the image of Almighty God? As His signet ring, we operate with HIS authority, love, power and wisdom–so why would we choose anything less? As God’s children, we possess royal authority, therefore we need not live as children of lesser gods. We are given God’s Divine commission!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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