The word of the Lord came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month: “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying: I am about to shake the heavens and the earth and to overthrow the throne of kingdoms; I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations and overthrow the chariots and their riders, and the horses and their riders shall fall, every one by the sword of a comrade. On that day, says the Lord of hosts, I will take you, O Zerubbabel my servant, son of Shealtiel, says the Lord, and make you like a signet ring; for I have chosen you, says the Lord of hosts.”
Reflection. The promise of upheaval looks disastrous for kingdoms and rulers and their armies. Then we have a picture of God sticking with His Covenant Relationship, and sticking closely to it. God honours and keeps His promises. Look at the description of closeness: 'like a signet ring; for I have chosen you.' Just think of yourself being that close to God that you are a ring on His finger. The thought is that the ring is never removed. Things will work out for Judah. With God 'wearing' us, we are safe and secure. God is the best of 'Ring Bearer.'
Prayer. Lord God Almighty, thank you for being 'the' promise keeper. In Jesus's name. Amen.