Friday, July 15, 2022
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit. (NIV)
You Are Sealed
We can definitely be swayed by a seal. Let’s talk bananas for a minute. You could see a bunch of bananas that look pretty good. You start to reach for them … and then you see the bunch marked with a Chiquita Banana seal. Let’s face it. You don’t know anything about that first bunch…but the Chiquita seal gives you confidence for what awaits you inside its bananas.
The Cambridge Dictionary defines a seal as “a mark or symbol on a product showing that it has been tested by an official (organization), and has been found to be of the right standard.” An official performed a thorough inspection and determined it to meet its standard. And then, places its seal on it as a sign to everyone that it has been selected to carry its name and all that it represents.
When we receive Christ as our Savior, our Father God, who already knows us inside and out, sees Christ in us, sets His seal of the Holy Spirit on us. We bear His name. Christian. His Spirit, revealed through us, is a sign to everyone we meet that we belong to Him.
Ephesians 1:13 (NIV) tells us that it is so. “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.”
What does God say about you? You are sealed.
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