“That Christ…May Seal You His” – Mosiah 5:15

After urging his people to take upon themselves the name of Christ, informing them that this is the name by which God will call them, and reminding them that they needed to serve Him in order to know Him, King Benjamin ended his final sermon by expressing his hope that the people would be “steadfast and immovable” in keeping their covenant, so that “Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent, may seal you his” (Mosiah 5:15).”

What does it mean for Christ to “seal [us] his?” The Oxford English Dictionary provides three definitions of “seal,” each of which seems relevant to me. I’ve bolded the word which represents the meaning of each definition to me:

  1. “A device or substance that is used to join two things together so as to prevent them from coming apart or to prevent anything from passing between them.”
  2. “A piece of wax, lead, or other material with an individual design stamped into it, attached to a document as a guarantee of authenticity.”
  3. “A thing regarded as a confirmation or guarantee of something.”

When the Savior seals us His, we are joined with Him, we are claimed by Him, and we receive promises and assurances from Him.

Today, I will be grateful for the covenant relationship I have been able to enter with God because of the Savior, Jesus Christ. I will strive to be true to my covenants so that He will one day seal me His.

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