God’s Signet Ring

February 23, 2010 at 9:38 am | Posted in Haggai | 3 Comments
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God sent Haggai to encourage Zerubbabel, who is in the earthly ancestry of the line of David, leading to Christ (Matthew 1:13; Luke 3:27).

Zerubbabel was to be God’s “signet ring.” Wouldn’t it be good to be so close to God that He could use us to stamp His official decrees? Can God trust you to be present when a soul is saved? To be there for the dedication of a church building? To be there at the baptism of a child, grandchild, or neighbor?

Zerubbabel’s ancestor, Jehoiachin (Coniah), was the signet ring that was plucked off.

As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence;

Jeremiah 22:24

God could not trust Coniah. He could trust Zerubbabel.

In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

Haggai 2:23

Here are previous posts on the Book of Haggai:

They Don’t Make ‘Em like They Used To – and They Never Did
When It’s Okay To Be Irrational
For Whom Are We Building this Temple?

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