In the early 20th century, the Good Housekeeping Magazine initiated the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. This seal of approval protected against misrepresentation by food suppliers. This endorsement affirmed that a product was good. I, too, enjoy receiving a "seal of approval" from those in authority. It gives me acknowledgement, favor and recognition — I like that!

Interestingly, God placed on Jesus His "seal of approval".

On him [Jesus] God the Father has placed his seal of approval.
(John 6:27 NIV)

I long to have God's seal of approval on me as well. But how is that possible? It is easy to think that the good things I do merit God's favor. But Jesus reminds me that…

The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent. (John 6:39 NIV) 

Join me this week in securing God's seal of approval…believe in Jesus and trust Him.


Sharing the journey with you,

Bob Snyder