Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Seal of Approval

The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval has been reassuring consumers about their product-purchasing decisions for over 100 years and is one of the most recognized consumer emblems in the market today. The Seal is an emblem of the magazine's Consumer Policy, which promises a refund or replacement for defective products within two years of purchase. As consumers, we know we can trust things with the seal of approval.

Did you Jesus has a Seal of Approval? Not by Good Housekeeping (GH) magazine. But by God himself!  John 6:27 states, "Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval." (Emphasis mine).

God's seal of approval tells us many things. It tells us that Jesus was tested and found to be the best. Just as the a GH sealed product has been tested against other products to prove it is the best and earned the seal, we know that Jesus too was tested. Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness being tested by the devil. Each time the devil tempted Jesus, Jesus was able to refer to scripture and reject the temptation. No other person on earth has ever been able to live a sin-free life. So we know that Jesus earned the seal by being tested.

The seal tells us that we can trust Jesus. Products with the GH seal are guaranteed. If they fail, GH stands behind them to replace them. As sinners, we fail every day, and because of the failure, we are separated from God. But Jesus is that guarantee, stating that when we fail, he replaces our sin with his perfection (by his death and resurrection) so that can spend eternity with God in heaven. Jesus is a guarantee of eternal life.

Finally, the GH seal produces peace of mind for it's consumers. Jesus too offers peace of mind. We know that when we believe in and follow him, that we will have the peace that passes human understanding! We find hope in Jesus, when there is no hope. 

Jesus has God's seal of approval! And we too have been marked with a seal. Because of Jesus, we have been marked with God's seal of ownership - providing us the ultimate lifetime guarantee.

He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
2 Corinthians 1:22

Kelly Combs is a Christian wife, mom, writer and speaker. You can learn about Kelly by visiting her website at www.kellycombs.com

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