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The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Doctrine and Covenants 130:20-21


(2/16/03)
"This eternal law prevailed in the first as well as in the second estate. It should not disconcert us, therefore, that the Lord has indicated that before they came here he chose some individuals to carry out certain assignments in mortality, and that these individuals were foreordained or set apart to those assignments." Neal A. Maxwell, "But for a Small Moment," [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1986], p. 97

(2/17/03)
"Success, spiritually and temporally, will only be achieved to the degree that the laws involved are obeyed. The highest degree of success is accomplished by rendering the fullest degree of obedience to the fundamentals and the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and the same is true in any line of endeavor that we may choose to follow." Joseph L. Wirthlin, "Conference Report," April 1941, p. 62

(2/18/03)
"I cannot give you a testimony of the divinity of the work-you cannot give me one-it must come through the Spirit of God. There are laws governing these spiritual matters as well as the physical and mental.... And a testimony of the divinity of the Church is received only by obedience to the spiritual law-'If any man will do his will, he shall know'-that means study, work, pray, keep the commandments, and our Heavenly Father will reveal to each of us, as he did to Peter, the divinity of his Son. When Jesus asked Peter, 'But whom say ye that I am?' Peter answered, 'Thou art the Christ, the son of the Living God.' Notice what Jesus answered: 'For flesh and blood'-the Christ was flesh and blood-'for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.' (Matthew 16:15-17)." Thomas E. McKay, "Conference Report," April 1946, p. 153

(2/19/03)
"We must recognize the hazards of shortcuts and looking for the easy way. We must obey the law and pay the price if we are to receive the reward or achieve the goal." Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Finding Peace in Our Lives," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1995], p. 144

(2/20/03)
"This statement is beautifully in harmony with the teachings of the holy scriptures, and it will serve as a most useful guide to all who are in search of the blessings which the Lord has in store for those who serve Him. If we enjoy bodily health, we know it is through obedience to the laws of our physical nature; and no one can reasonably expect to retain health of body and mind if he neglects to conform to those laws. The same rule will apply to spiritual matters. If we have received a knowledge of the truth of the Gospel of Christ, it has been obtained through obedience to its rules, as it is only on condition of such obedience that this knowledge is promised. If we have received a forgiveness of our sins, it is by repenting of them, for we know that there is no remission of sins without repentance." George Q. Cannon, "Gospel Truth: Discourses and Writings of President George Q. Cannon"

(2/21/03)
"Seventy years ago, Lord Moulton coined a perceptive phrase, 'obedience to the unenforceable,' describing 'the obedience of a man to that which he cannot be forced to obey.' God's blessings, including those associated with consecration, come by unforced obedience to the laws upon which they are predicated (see D&C 130:20-21). Thus our deepest desires determine our degree of 'obedience to the unenforceable.' God seeks to have us become more consecrated, by giving everything. Then, when we come home to Him, He will generously give us 'all that [He] hath' (see D&C 84:38)." Neal A. Maxwell, "If Thou Endure It Well," [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1996], p. 54


 
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