Enter Into His Rest

23 Now this Moses plainly taught to the children of Israel in the wilderness, and sought diligently to sanctify his people that they might behold the face of God; 24 But they hardened their hearts and could not endure his presence; therefore, the Lord in his wrath, for his anger was kindled against them, swore […]

Why settle for Lesser? Seek Greater!

The Church and its members were at one time in God’s favor. November 1, 1831 And also those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face […]

Covenant Relationships Bear Fruit

Be Fruitful and Multiply The first commandment given to Adam and Eve given in the Garden was to ‘be fruitful’ and to ‘multiply, and replenish the earth. (Gen 1:28, Moses 2:28)’ Understanding how they would accomplish this is no mystery, and that commandment is still in force today (See Proclamation). Adam and Eve were married […]

Berit – To Cut a Covenant

A Covenant is an agreement between two contracting parties, originally sealed with blood; a bond, or a law; a permanent religious dispensation. The old, primitive way of concluding a covenant (, “to cut a covenant”) was for the covenanters to cut into each other’s arm and suck the blood, the mixing of the blood rendering […]

of Great Worth

Nephi quotes Isaiah 48 & 49 and then comments on them in 1 Nephi 22. He specifically talks about a ‘marvelous work’ among the Gentiles. We’ve heard the phrase “A Marvelous Work and a Wonder” before, but what is he specifically talking about? 4 And behold, there are many who are already lost from the […]

An Ensign to the Nations

The Prophet Isaiah prophesied that in the Last Days the Lord would set up an “Ensign to the Nations.” I’ve always wondered what this Ensign would be. I think the prophet Nephi knew what it was and he told us using plainness. “And he will lift up an aensign to the nations from far, and […]

Come Unto Christ

by Ezra Taft Benson The major mission of the Book of Mormon, as recorded on its title page, is “to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations.” The honest seeker after truth can gain the testimony that Jesus is the Christ as […]

SCCM | Christlike Affirmations

South Carolina Columbia Mission | Christlike Affirmations I focus on Christ. I think and act in a Christlike manner. I immerse myself in the scriptures and feast on the words of Christ. I know that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ. I exercise faith. I visualize my prayers being answered and see myself […]

As a Man Thinketh

One of my favorite scriptures has always been (Prov 23:7) wich states: 7 For as he athinketh in his bheart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. I even bought the simple book by James Allen called, “As a man Thinketh.” I liked the book, […]

60 Character Traits of Christ

I Heard about this list in a lecture by Stephen Pratt called, “To Ourselves and Our Posterity.” Definitely worth reading and pondering over. Merry Christmas, and remember Wise Men still seek Him, and seek to be like Him.

“Ether 12:41 And now, I would commend you to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written, that the grace of God the Father, and also the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of them, may be and abide in you forever. Amen.”

• Love will enable us to appreciate our brothers and sisters in the Lord, and, of course, our family, and others around us. Love is taking the initiative to build up and meet the needs of others without expecting anything in return. (John 13:1; 15:13; 1 Corinthians 13:3)

• Joy will allow us to enjoy His creation, others, and our circumstances with an expression of delight and real, authentic happiness from and with harmony with God and others. (Proverbs 15:13; John 15:11; 17:13)

• Peace is surrendering and yielding to the Lord’s control, for He is our ultimate peace! It is allowing tranquility to be our tone and to control our equanimity. This will be fueled by our harmonious relationship with God so we can hand over control of our heart, will, and mind to Him. Once we make real peace with God, we will be able to make and maintain peace with others. (Matthew 5:9; Colossians 3:15; Philippians 4:7)