Being an American, I’m not that familiar with British Royalty. I’m not what you’d call a Royal Enthusiast, although I do like watching the weddings. So, after reading Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, I Googled Royal Rules. Here are a few that stood out to me:
- No one eats after the Queen is through with her meal.
- A Royal wedding bouquet must contain myrtle.
- You can’t have political views
- You can’t play the board game “Monopoly.”
- Married women don’t wear hats after 6 PM – bring on the tiaras.
- You can’t eat shellfish
- You can’t take selfies
- Garlic isn’t allowed in Buckingham Palace
- Neither are potatoes, rice, and pasta
- You never turn your back toward the Queen
(from “50 Strict Rules the Royal Family Has to Follow, marieclaire.com)
After reading Galatians the other day, I was reminded that I am an heir, a member of the most royal family of all – God’s Church. Today I am convicted about that very thing. Paul, in Ephesians, tells us what a Royal should look like. I’m asking myself if I’m living my life worthy of the calling:
- Be completely humble
- Be gentle, patient, loving
- Be a peace-maker
- Speak truth in love
- Put off falsehood
- Don’t sin in anger
- Don’t be obscene
- Don’t be impure
- Don’t be greedy
- Don’t be partners with those who are disobedient
There’s more. Paul goes on to describe in further detail what we who are heirs of the Promise, children of the King of Kings should look like. I encourage you to read Ephesians for yourself.
I’m thinking if those British Royals can take that much care to represent the Queen in such a manner, shouldn’t I take more care to represent my King?