Today’s household object are keys and the Bible passage is Matthew 16:13-19.
Keys are essential to unlocking doors, but the concept of keys applies not only to a physical lock but to other areas (a piano or computer keyboard have keys, diagrams and maps have keys and ciphers to explain what we see and of course music is said to have a key signature to help us know what the music will sound like.) A key unlocks something, giving us access to something or to some place.
Jesus came to give us access to God. (John 14:6) He entrusted the keys of the kingdom of heaven to us. Now we can approach God with confidence and boldness, knowing we will find help and mercy from Him. (Hebrews 4:15-16)
I have a habit of losing keys. No matter how many designated safe places I have to put them or how many lanyards I buy to keep them safe around my neck, I still lose keys on a daily basis. Sometimes J feel equally lost spiritually, ‘locked out’ of God’s presence because of wrong attitudes or temper or other sin. The key back to God’s presence and peace is always repentance and reliance on God’s love, mercy, grace and forgiveness. (1 John 1:9)