Mosiah 5 : 15

Therefore, I would that ye should be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works, that Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent, may seal you his, that you may be brought to heaven, that ye may have everlasting salvation and eternal life, through the wisdom, and power, and justice, and mercy of him who created all things, in heaven and in earth, who is God above all. Amen.


Elder Donald L. Hallstrom, April 2016, LDS General Conference

What is the scriptural or historical context of this scripture:

King Benjamin is preaching and to his people. At this point he is exhorting his people to be steadfast and constant in their faith and observance of the commandments.

Thoughts about this scripture:

When I think about bearing testimony, there are times I feel like I have to include and mention many things. My testimony isn't just about service, or just about repentance, or just about any one thing. All of the parts of my life touch and are touched by my faith.

When I read the testimony of King Benjamin here I feel like he is also trying to say and connect all of the parts of his faith and testimony together. It can't be done, but his heart and my heart want to express the connections.

How does this strengthen my testimony

I love to read and hear the testimony of the prophets. I like hearing the testimony of other people too. Hearing the testimonies of people that have been called to teach and preach. I love hearing testimonies like this one that are full of promise and information. And I love hearing testimonies that are simple professions of faith.

Hearing the testimonies of others, resonates with my testimony and gives me strength.