Seal of Solomon. In Medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic legends, the Seal of Solomon was a magical signet ring said to have been possessed by King Solomon, which variously gave him the power to command demons, genies, or to speak with animals.
Because of their Old Testament background, the Jewish Christians were tempted to regress into trusting the Mosaic law instead of Christ’s sufficiency. So the author of Hebrews speaks of Jesus as providing a superior ministry, a superior covenant, and better promises (8:6). God is patient with us, forgiving us even when we fall back into our old ways of thinking. Thank Him now for His patience and for allowing us to share in the “better promises” He so graciously gives us.
“All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.” –Thomas Paine