#722 – Royal Priesthood

Good morning children of the King of kings

Luke 15:21-24 The son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” So they began to celebrate.

Our heavenly Father covered our shame with His robe of righteousness. He also immediately put a ring on our finger.

A ring on a finger symbolises several things. Here’s just a couple.

It is a sign of belonging to a family. When a husband and wife get married and become one, this union is symbolised by the giving and receiving of rings. When God embraces us into His family, we become one with Him. Do you hear that? We are not on the outside looking in; we are a part of the family of God; His family! We do not become a part of God’s family after a certain probationary period of time, it is instant and complete. When God places a ring on our finger, we are part of His family.

A ring is also a sign of royalty. Remember, our God is the King. We are sons and daughters of the King as soon as God embraces us and places that ring on our finger. But we are not far-off royalty in name only; we are a royal priesthood who can enter into God’s presence. In Old Testament times, the only people who could go into the most holy place to meet with God were the priests. We are now that royal priesthood! We are able to enter into the very presence of God because of the righteousness of God imputed to us!

This is what the Father gives to all who come to Him.